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Updated Danish dictionary

October 28, 2011

We’ve just updated our Danish dictionary (based on The Concise Danish Dictionary). More than 50000 words have been added, many of which are missing forms of existing words.

We’re aware that there are other sources that may provide a better suited Danish dictionary (Dansk Sprognævn for instance), and we are evaluating options.

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100 Comments
    • Ola salo permalink

      Hello

    • Knud permalink

      I am trying to play with my daughter but opening Wordfeud gives me the message Protocol Error Unexpected token wnated and the a number of signs like ( ) true false null STRING NUMBER. What is wrong

      • Michael Hedemann permalink

        Havde samme problem.
        Årsagen var snyde programmet Wordfeud Analyzer. Det er ikke helt fint i kanten. Lægger en form for virus ind.

        Slettede Analyzer samt wordfeud. Og måtte så gen instalerer wordfeud.

        Derpå ingen problemer.

      • Michael Hedemann permalink

        Had the same problem.
        The reason was cheating program Wordfeud Analyzer. It’s a bad program Adds a form of virus into your phone.

        Deleted Analyzer and wordfeud. And then had to re install wordfeud.

        Then no problem.

      • Mibpe permalink

        Jeg gjorde det samme men den skriver stadig den der besked? Nogen som ved hva man så gør?

        I did the same But i still get the message, anyone Got a solution?

      • Jette permalink

        I am having the same problem and have tried to reinstall Wordfeud a number of times but it doesn’t help!!!! I do not have the Analyzer app installed. Any suggestions what to do???

    • Brian Dehnhardt permalink

      Hvis den danske ordbog lige er blevet opdateret, så prøv at få en dansker til at være med til næste opdatering . Selv de mest simple ord kan ikke godkendes hvorimod mange ikke eksiterende ord bliver godkendt.

      • zizi3300 permalink

        Kan kun være enig med dig. 🙂

      • Nazia Khan permalink

        Ja du har fuldstændig ret. Det er møj irriterende at den godkender ord der slet ikke findes. Og ikke godkender dem , alle kender. Man bliver hurtigt træt af det spil der ellers kunne være så godt.

      • Hallo allemaal zijn jullie een beetje atend en wakker we spelle wordfeud vinden jullie het leuk

      • Iedereen mag nu op msn en hyves en tagged online komen

  1. Hyldig permalink

    Jubiiii! 🙂

  2. CikaCoyote permalink

    Nice thanks m8

  3. stigrose permalink

    Bravo

  4. Peg B permalink

    Please please please port to webOS HD for the Touchpad.

  5. Greit! 🙂

  6. Fantastic! Really looking forward to it!

  7. Nina Bille permalink

    Fino 🙂 – Så kan jeg måske få lov til at KAJAKKE ! ;-))

    • Det er da vist noget af en tilsnigelse. Vil du så fx også sige at “traktorere” hvis du kører traktor?

  8. Niklas permalink

    Any plans for a Qt (Symbian and the Nokia N9) yet?

  9. Thomas permalink

    Great!

    I just ended a game, where when we started playing it, I wasn’t able to ad the letter “n” to the word “rene”, but after the update I was, and it was the last word i spelled in the game (wich i won of course):-)

    Some suggestion on future upgrades of the game:

    1. Statistics: i would like to know myself, how many games I’ve played, how many I’ve won/lost and maybe an average score. (Don’t know if i need a worldwide scoreboard, that only leads to cheating)
    2. 4 player games like in real scrabble.
    3. The ability to remove a game at any time, if the opponent doesn’t respond (and no moves has been done yet)
    4. 72 hours is a long time for a response. Maybe give some more options when starting the game like 10 minutes, 1 hour, 24 hour and 72 hours
    5. the ability to take a screenshot of your game (no easy option if you play on an android phone)

    That’s it for now.. otherwise great game!!

    • Andreas permalink

      You have the ability to take screenshots with androids as well. Some of them need an app to handle it though.

      • Chano Andersen permalink

        How’s that possible on NON-rooted phones? (eg. the majority of phones in use)

    • Dear inventor of Wordfeud:
      The post by “Thomas” from 29 October 2011 is full of excellent ideas – my thoughts exactly!
      It must be easy to become a millionaire by developing an App when you get the ideas served for free;-)
      By the way: HÅRVOKS is a real word. The dictionary does not think so…

  10. Hans J permalink

    The NO and DK dictionaries you are using now are “protected” under GPL, which means that we as third parties should be able to receive your source code. From my understanding, you’ve implemented it server-side, but that means we should get your server-side source code if we want?

    /Hans

    • @Hans J: The GPL states that if you distribute software that uses GPL-licensed code, you also have to provide the source code for your software. As you have rightly guessed, the dictionaries are only used by the server application. As we don’t distribute the server application, we don’t have to release its source code.

      • Seymour Skinner permalink

        Så den gik ikke, Hans H.

      • Seymour Skinner permalink

        Hans J selvfølgelig.. 🙂 Fordømte lille iPhonetastatur..

  11. TorbenK permalink

    Thank you! 🙂

  12. AvzDk permalink

    suggestion for next version
    statistics

  13. Afsqh permalink

    Ik heb geen idee wat jullie zeggen 

    • Malk permalink

      And i have no idead why theres so many Dutch comments, many which make no sense at all.

  14. Kn.moeller permalink

    Can I buy a copy of the dictionary? I find it funny the dictionary includes abbreviations and names, I verily like to have a look of what is in and what is not in the dictonary. Great program anyway, I love it.

  15. sqx permalink

    Well. I am having trouble understanding why Dansk Sprognævn isn’t used. It is the only valid dictionary there is. It is so by danish law, hence only words found in the Dansk Sprognævn dictionary are considered actual danish words. The current is regrettably massively flawed and erroneous.

    Another request: Log in and out-function. Push notice in-game (when playing two games simultaneously, you only get updates on currently shown board.

  16. Pleter permalink

    I’m curious if you’re working for a version to Windows Phone? I sure hope so, as many people will invest in the new Nokia Lumia 800 and HTC Titan.

  17. Wordfeud own

  18. Helle permalink

    Would be much appreciated. I am playing with a lot of friends at work

  19. radialdaek permalink

    Great to see this change. The dictionary did indeed improve, but still far from covering all cases of all words. It takes sone, soner but not sones. Sluge but not slug. Stuff like that, cases and deflections you really except it to eat, it doesn’t. Sure hope the dictionary can get an update, every game has the problem that the word should be taken and would be in any normal scrabble game, but isn’t here.

    Still, super fun, having a good time with my colleagues at work and purchased the premium version after getting annoyed with too many ad popups each day 🙂

  20. Lars permalink

    This dictionary has so many problems that playing becomes guessing rather than thinking. The imperative form of most words is missing and there are a bunch of abbreviations that should not be allowed to play (fx, pc, cg off the top of my head). Would you please consider switching to an official dictionary?

  21. Don permalink

    “The Concise Danish Dictionary” (http://da.speling.org/) is by no means an authorized, official dictionary, it is an Open Source Linux Project which is very noble and sympathetic. Still it seems to offer incomplete grammatical inflections, which are quite essential for the game in danish.

    • radialdæk permalink

      The dictionary is lacklustre. It is all there is, because the official Retskrivningsordbogen is mired in copyright shit with the publisher, Alinea. They said something about the dictionary being publicly available in 2013. Progress and technology? Not for danes. Bureaucracy and backwardness? Thats us!

  22. I miss imperativ very much!
    And why have a limit for how many you play with?
    Fx I play with the same person in both Danish, English and Spanish this takes space for 3 persons – but is only one
    I.e free limit for players – I’m 62 years old and not at work any more and have the time to handle this

  23. Æske permalink

    50000 ord, tja spillet har store og mange mangler. Det er skidt for et spil der koster 18 kr (bemærk der sikkert er flere af disse ord programmet ikke kender;-(

    • KaffeDrikker permalink

      Ja, det er faktisk ret skidt… Et evigt irritationsmoment med de enormt mange mangler, når man så samtidig kan skrive det mest vanvittige ord og forkortelser!

      • Niller permalink

        Ha, tag det som en udfordring! ;-D

        Jeg synes tværtimod det ville være fedt med en mulighed for at spille både kreativt og reciprokt, således at godkendelse af ordene forudsætter modpartens accept. Så kan man sammen lægge det niveau for kreativiteten man ønsker og enten holde sig til konventionerne eller udvikle sproget med ord som fx Djøfskel og falskdej… (gæt selv hvilke bogstaver jeg havde på hånden!)

  24. birgit permalink

    Jeg mangler mange sammensatte ord – feks tøjbunke, biltag, men er allerede helt afhængig af spillet.

    • radialdæk permalink

      Hah. It does not accept the word “Nært”. I mean come on.

  25. Awesome, HUGE addict, and especially with a better danish.
    By the way, I run a blog where I get ideas, and I got a… kinda freaky idea for wordfeud Wordfeud version 2.0 maybe

  26. name permalink

    Ranking please… base it on avg. word score over time.. easy so easy to implement, so cool to have.
    and select age groups. unfair playing adult against youth.

  27. Kristian Krejberg-Larsen permalink

    Still lots of comon danish words are missing.
    A few examples:
    Danmark – which are the danish spelling of Denmark
    Henvise – danish for refer
    Henvises
    Henvisning
    Henviser
    Henvis

    and lots more to come 🙂

    • Pietro Bronti permalink

      “Danmark” is in the dictionary, but not “danmark”. I gues that Wordfeud is consulting the dictionary for “danmark” and not for “Danmark”.

  28. Pietro Bronti permalink

    Wordfeud accepterer ikke ordet peru. Det findes faktisk i ordbogen, men selvfølgelig stavet med stort begyndelsbogstav. Mon ikke de store bogstaver skal skrives om til små i ordbogen for at Wordfeud kan genkende dem?

  29. Pietro Bronti permalink

    In English:

    I have experienced that (the danish) Wordfeud does not accept the word “PERU”. It is is in fact contained in the danish dictionary, but written with initial capital. Maybe the danish dictionary rather should use only small lettes?

  30. Mikkel permalink

    Mangler gennemgående muligheden for genitiv-s på substantiver. Men fedt spil!

  31. Ulrik permalink

    It could be cool with a “Word add suggestion button” or the opposite “word/abbr removal suggestion button”

  32. eilertsen.dk permalink

    Compilation of suggestions for advanced gameplay:
    1. Statistics. Wins, losses, points, highscore etc.
    2. Get your own dictionary server!
    3. Word suggestion function.
    4. Word approval/rejection function.
    5. Multiplay.
    6. Serverside wordlist adding function.

  33. Michael Hughson permalink

    Words like ræv (Fox) and mc (abbr for motercycle club or microphone controller) missing
    Even though the last is an English abbr it’s still a Danish word/abbr

  34. Tine permalink

    The obvious solution to the dictionary problem:

    If a word is not accepted by the dictionary, the other player should be asked whether he/she can accept the word. If yes, it remains ón the board.

    Another idea is to show the value of words put on the board before you press play for easy evaluation of which option to choose.

    • Tim permalink

      I agree that this is the best suggestion for the time being. The opponent should be empowered to approve or refuse a word. In fact you could just add an option to play without a dictionary and the game would be much better for most of us 🙂

  35. Michael permalink

    I am like many rather competitive. So – after i while playing i now consider stopping playing the game as i cannot progress or measure my own performance. PLEASE do add a simple statistics (won / lost) ….

  36. Maria permalink

    Wordfeud is a lot of fun but you need to upgrade the dictionary some more. There are so many words it does not recognise and so many none existing words it accepts! It is annoying to pay for such low quality.

  37. Simon Justesen permalink

    How about crowdsourcing the updates on the danish dictionary? Sure there will be some mistakes, but im pretty certain most of it will be ok

  38. Simon Justesen permalink

    Great game, btw. Very addictive!

  39. Frederik Høfler permalink

    The word skosål is missing!!!!!

  40. Anja Buhr permalink

    Came across a word missing in the danish dictionary (+ its different endings):

    Hundepote (danish for a dog paw)
    Hundepoter
    Hundepoten
    Hundepoterne

  41. Vil bare lige give mit besyv med – please få en dansker med på udviklingen;-)

    • Lisa permalink

      Ikke bare en dansker. Men en dansker der kan stave!
      🙂
      Når man ser hvordan folk generelt staver efterhånden, vil det ikke løse problemet.

      Jeg personligt ville ikke gøre jer mere glade for spillet.. 😀

  42. Jens permalink

    Please add all the missing words.
    Many are missing (and they are all in my updated dictionary)

  43. Trollos permalink

    W is missing!

  44. Sia permalink

    It ought to be a possibility that the opponent accepts or rejects the word. In that way its up to the players to check the official dictionary. A database could then save the suggested words and add them when they have been accepted in say 100 different games.

  45. Dennis permalink

    En opdateret ordbog, ok. Men galt almindelige DANSKE ord kan programmet ikke kende. Så som sød, dør, ovn osv.
    Så et rigtigt godt program ender med at blive et irritations moment, og så gider man ikke spille. Der er plads til forbedringer.

  46. Dennis permalink

    En opdateret ordbog, ok. Men galt almindelige DANSKE ord kan programmet ikke kende. Så som sød, dør, ovn osv.
    Så et rigtigt godt program ender med at blive et iritations moment. Der er plads til forbedringer.

  47. Kenneth permalink

    Elendig Dansk ordbog !

    Kan fx ikke skrive:

    vådt
    bylde
    byldet

    men fx “citars” blev godtaget.

    Uden en tilnærmelsesvis korrekt ordbog mister spillet en stor del af sin appeal.

  48. nathalie permalink

    Halløj.. har en Nokia N8-00, hvorfor kan jeg ikke installere på den??

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