Minimal installation from SVN

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Installing apertium and a language pair

If you have limited bandwidth or disk space, you might consider to download and install just 3 things:

  • lttoolbox
  • apertium
  • the language pair(s) your are interested in

Here are the commands if you would like the Esperanto-English pair:

svn co
svn co
svn co

To see the available language pairs, go to

Note: certain packages have to be installed before installing Apertium, see the system-specific HOWTO's under Installation for how to install the requirements.

Typically, Apertium is installed under the directory /usr/local. However, if you want it installed somewhere else or don't want to install it as root, do:


Then, in the apertium and lttoolbox directories, do:

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig ./ --prefix=$PREFIX
make install

(If you didn't specify a prefix, use sudo before the last two commands.)

Then, in the directory apertium-eo-en, do:

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig ./ --prefix=$PREFIX
make install

(Use sudo before the last command if you didn't specify a prefix.)

For language pairs that use CG

For Breton → French, and other pairs which use CG, you need vislcg3. Check it out with:

svn co --username anonymous --password anonymous vislcg3

and install like apertium. Note that you have to have ICU installed beforehand (available through most GNU/Linux package managers, in Arch Linux as icu, in Debian/Ubuntu as libicu-dev).


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