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Apertium on Mac OS X (User)

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This guide will detail how to install the Apertium, an open-source machine translation engine. It is meant to be very user-friendly.

The first step is to install XCode.
To do so, visit
XCode Installer
in a web browser. Click on “View in the Mac App Store”, and once the Mac App Store opens, install XCode. Once the download is complete, go into your Applications folder, and open “Install XCode” Go through the installer.
Once that is completed, you can install MacPorts.
To do this, download either of
MacPorts
for Snow Leopard, or
MacPorts
for Lion, depending on what version of Mac OS X you are running.
After MacPorts finishes downloading, open the downloaded file. Double click on the installer package inside the window that opens. Go through the installation procedure.
Once finished installing, you need to reboot your Mac.

When you get back to your desktop, open the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder. Then, open Terminal. Type the following commands, separated by the return key.

cd ~
sudo port install autoconf automake expat flex gettext gperf help2man libiconv libtool libxml2 libxslt m4 ncurses p5-locale-gettext pcre perl5.8 pkgconfig zlib gawk subversion
mkdir apertiumBuild
cd apertiumBuild
svn co http://apertium.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/apertium/trunk/lttoolbox
svn co http://apertium.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/apertium/trunk/apertium
echo "Please type the language code for the language pack you want to install (e.g: en-es)"
read directory
svn co http://apertium.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/apertium/trunk/apertium-`echo $directory`
cd lttoolbox
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig ./autogen.sh
make
sudo make install
sudo cp /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/lttool* /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig/
cd ..
cd apertium
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig ./autogen.sh
make
sudo make install
sudo cp /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/aperti* /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig/
cd ..
cd apertium-`echo $directory`
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig ./autogen.sh
make
sudo make install
echo "Done!"
Note: If you copy and paste these commands, ensure there are no line breaks in the middle of the command.
This will download, and install Apertium. Part way through these commands, you will be asked for the language code for the language pack you wish to install. To find this language code, open
Apertium Wiki
in a web browser. At the top of the page, there is a box, which has the list of all stable language packs, followed by the language code in brackets. Enter the language code you want to install into the script, without the brackets. Press the return key when finished.
Once the command have completed, Apertium has been installed!
To test your installation of Apertium, open
Apertium-Viewer
in a browser. Click allow, when it requests access to your computer.
Once loaded, click “Hide Intermediate” at the top of the window, until you see your input text (“Hello! This is a test.” is the default), and your output text (“Hola! Esto es una prueba.”, for en-es, or English-Spanish).
To change languages, or direction, click on the drop-down menu at the top-right, and select a new direction, or language.

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