decompile Lingvo LSD dictionary to DSL
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python analog ABBYY DSL Compiler - decompile LSD dictionary to DSL.

Support Lingvo 11, 12, X3, X5 and X6 lsd files format.

Based on C++ source from ru-board user tr7 Source on github

Russian decompiling team on

Project Page:


Install from pip:

pip install lingvoreader

Install development version:

git clone
pip install -e .

make tar.gz for PyPi:

python sdist


lsdreader [-h] [--header] (-i INPUT | -a) [-o OUTDIR] [-c] [-v] [--version]

Decode Lingvo 11, 12, X3, X5 and X6 lsd dictionary to dsl

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --header               show header info and exit
  -i INPUT, --input INPUT
                        Dictionary to decode
  -a, --all             All dictionary in current directory
  -o OUTDIR, --outdir OUTDIR
                        Output directory
  -c, --codecs          print supported languages and their codes
  -v, --verbose
  --version             show program's version number and exit

Lingvo versions

11  2005  supported
12  2006  supported
x3  2008  supported
x5  2011  supported
x6  2014  (current) supported