Genxword is a crossword generator written in Python. There are now two versions, genxword-gtk, which has a graphical user interface, and genxword, which runs from the command line. Both versions create a crossword from a list of words and clues. You can save the crossword, with clues, as a pdf file, or you can save the empty grid and key in png and/or svg format, together with the word bank and clues in a text file.
- The crossword can be saved, with clues, as a pdf file, or the empty grid and key can be saved in png and/or svg format, together with the word bank and clues in a text file.
- The crossword can be recalculated multiple times - with the option to increase the grid size at each stage.
- A dictionary file can be used as the word list. A certain amount of words (default 50) will be randomly selected from the file and used to make the crossword.
- When editing the word list, there is an option to sort it, from the shortest to the longest word, and remove non-alphabetic characters.
- Multiple languages, including right-to-left languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic, are now supported by both the Python2.7 and Python3 versions.
Please read the wiki for information about how to use genxword.
Go to the Installation wiki page for information about how to download and install genxword.
This program has been developed by David Whitlock, and it is based on a program originally written by Bryan Helmig.