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Hjson dictionary support for Plover

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Hjson dictionary support for Plover.


Download the latest version of Plover for your operating system from the releases page. Only versions 4.0.0.dev1 and higher are supported.

  1. Open Plover

  2. Navigate to the Plugin Manager tool

  3. Select the “plover-hjson-dictionary” plugin entry in the list

  4. Click install

  5. Restart Plover

The same method can be used for updating and uninstalling the plugin.

Dictionary Format

The Hjson dictionary format used by this plugin maps translations to strokes rather than strokes to translations which differs from the default JSON dictionary format used by Plover. For a basic comparison,


"PHRO*EFR": "Plover",
"PHRO*FR": "plover",
"PHROFR": "Plover",


  Plover: # A cool open source project
  plover: # A bird

Comments added within the Hjson dictionary file are currently not preserved on dictionary modification due to round-trip limitations of the Hjson package for Python.

Converting JSON dictionaries to Hjson

You can use the following script to take an input JSON dictionary file path and output Hjson dictionary file path to convert existing Plover JSON dictionaries to the Hjson format used by this plugin.

import json

import hjson


# Load JSON dictionary
with open(JSON_FILENAME, 'r', encoding='utf-8') as in_file:
    in_data = json.load(in_file)

# Group dictionary by value, sorted alphabetically
out_data = {}

for key, value in sorted(in_data.items(), key=lambda x: x[1].casefold()):
    out_data.setdefault(value, []).append(key)
    out_data[value] = sorted(out_data[value])

# Write dictionary to Hjson
with open(HJSON_FILENAME, 'w', encoding='utf-8') as out_file:
    hjson.dump(out_data, out_file,
               sort_keys=True, ensure_ascii=False, encoding='utf-8')

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