[voikko] Voikko Win32 binaries

Fredrik Corneliusson fredrik.corneliusson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 13:07:03 EET 2008

Thanks for the info and your work!

I agree that this info would be nice to have in both English and
Finnish sections of the voikko site.


On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Harri Pitkänen <hatapitk at iki.fi> wrote:
> Hi!
>  On Thursday 20 March 2008, Fredrik Corneliusson wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  > I would like to add Voikko support to an application that uses
>  > (Py)Enchant as it is supported as a backend.
>  > Is there any pre-compiled Win32 binaries that I can download or will I
>  > have to compile from source? And in that case is there any (license?)
>  > reason there are no binaries for download?
>  We (as in Voikko project) do not provide binaries, because updating and
>  supporting them would take away too much time form the development. There are
>  no license reasons not to offer them. You can find pre-compiled binaries for
>  example from openoffice.org-voikko Windows extension. The extension and its
>  sources can be downloaded from
>   http://www.konsulttilatka.fi/ooo/voikko/
>  The binaries are in voikko.oxt, which is just a zip package. File voikko.dll
>  is specific to OpenOffice.org, but the rest of the files can be used in other
>  applications too. You probably have to build the Enchant provider plugin for
>  Voikko yourself, I do not remember anyone having built that for Windows
>  before. I do not expect that there will be any problems building that, it is
>  already part of the official Enchant source tree.
>  You can distribute these binaries with your application as long as you follow
>  the terms of the GPL license.
>  > Also is Hunspell totally useless for finish? If not where can I find
>  > dictionaries?
>  It is mostly useless at the moment, so much that nobody has made complete
>  Finnish dictionaries for it. Older Myspell dictionaries work with Hunspell
>  too and can be found from Debian or other Linux distributions. But they have
>  much worse coverage of Finnish language than Voikko has (Myspell dictionaries
>  cover around 90 % of words in typical Finnish text, Voikko covers about
>  99 %).
>  > I'm sorry if this has already been asked on the list but I don't know
>  > Finnish so I cant really check if it has.
>  I probably should add some more information about this in the English sections
>  of our website. Meanwhile feel free to ask any questions here, it is quite OK
>  to do so.
>  Harri
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