About Lexicons

Hoot now includes the Word Judge 2 lexicon, the official WGPO word list. The Word Judge lexicons contain words up to 21 characters in length and is also suitable for Super Scrabble® games. In order to show words longer than 15 characters in Hoot select the word length in Tools > Options. Thanks to Maliha Mendoza Mahmood and the The Word Game Players' Organization (WGPO) for allowing me to include the Word Judge lexicon in Hoot. Other lexicons can be found in downloads, including the Enable word list, which is what Words with Friends is based on. Yawl is the word list used by WordSmith, another word game. After installation, you can select the lexicon to use at the bottom of the main program window.

You have the ability to add custom lexicons as well as import and export lexicons. See Lexicon Creator for more information about creating and importing lexicons. See Lexicons for information about exporting lexicons. The import/export functionality includes the words as well supporting indexes for hooks, probability, and other details. Note that some lexicons may be copyrighted and should not be shared. Other than the initial lexicon provided with the installation, lexicons are not automatically added to the Hoot database with an update so you will need to create or import them.