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Version 1.5.1 (2016-08-19)

  • Bug fix: Made it possible to load the Japanese or Korean dictionary when the other one is not available

Version 1.5.0 (2016-08-08)

  • Include word frequencies learned from the Common Crawl
  • Support Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Norwegian Bokmål, and Romanian
  • Improve Korean with MeCab tokenization
  • New frequency-merging strategy (weighted median)
  • Include Wikipedia as a Chinese source (mostly Traditional)
  • Include Reddit as a Spanish source
  • Remove Greek Twitter because its data is poorly language-detected
  • Add large lists in Arabic, Dutch, Italian
  • Remove marks from more languages
  • Deal with commas and cedillas in Turkish and Romanian
  • Fix tokenization of Southeast and South Asian scripts
  • Clean up Git history by removing unused large files

Announcement blog post

Version 1.4 (2016-06-02)

  • Add large lists in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Add zipf_frequency function

Announcement blog post

Version 1.3 (2016-01-14)

  • Add Reddit comments as an English source

Version 1.2 (2015-10-29)

  • Add SUBTLEX data
  • Better support for Chinese, using Jieba for tokenization, and mapping Traditional Chinese characters to Simplified
  • Improve Greek
  • Add Polish, Swedish, and Turkish
  • Tokenizer can optionally preserve punctuation
  • Detect when sources stripped "'t" off of English words, and repair their frequencies

Announcement blog post

Version 1.1 (2015-08-25)

  • Use the 'regex' package to implement Unicode tokenization that's mostly consistent across languages
  • Use NFKC normalization in Japanese and Arabic

Version 1.0 (2015-07-28)

  • Create compact word frequency lists in English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Dutch, Portuguese, and Russian
  • Marginal support for Greek, Korean, Chinese
  • Fresh start, dropping compatibility with wordfreq 0.x and its unreasonably large downloads