Install quick tests

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More convincing if you have a language pair on the computer somewhere :)

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[edit] If you only compiled/installed Apertium core

One way to test you have something, immediately, it to try invoke a tool. After a core has been installed, this should work for both packaged and compiled Apertium. Without language data you can't see a translation, but you can see the help. Try,

lt-proc

You should see the help files?


[edit] If you OS-installed a language pair

...by packaging, or manual install. You may have done this because you do not want to develop.

 echo 'This is a test sentence' | apertium xxx-yyy

e.g.

 echo 'This is a test sentence' | apertium eo-en

This command does not need to use the -d switch. The language pair is installed, so Apertium can find it, whatever directory you're in.


[edit] If you compiled a language pair with no install

You probably want to develop a language pair.

Go into the bilingual dictionary and try,

echo 'This is a test sentence.' | apertium -d . xxx-yyy

e.g.

 echo 'This is a test sentence' | apertium -d . eo-en

The -d . means "use the language data in this directory".


[edit] If you installed new (empty) language directories

They can still be tested. New language directories created by 'apertium-init' contain a single word, the English word 'house'. So,

[edit] To test a new language directory (or a monodix in a pair)

You must have run ./autogen and make first.

Go into the monodix, then try invoking a mode e.g. 'tagger',

echo house | apertium -d . xxx-tagger

Should return,

^house/house<n><attr>/house<n><sg>$^./.<sent>$
(If the word had not been recognised, this command would return
^horse/*horse$^./.<sent>
)

[edit] To test a new bidix

You must have run ./autogen.sh --with-lang1=../apertium-XXX --with-lang2=../apertium-YYY and make langs first.

Go into the bidix. Then you can test in the same way as you would test a pair downloaded for compiling, except the only word available is 'house',

echo house | apertium -d . xxx-yyy
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