gmbCrossword is an application for making swedish typ crosswords. It is written in Gambas and has support for word lookup in databases. The main language is english but it's translated to swedish using the built in gambas translation system. I've had some problems to get Gambas to use the swedish translation myself but it's probably my own fault.

In the distribution file you'll find databases for english, swedish and computer words. They are rather small databases (10000-20000 words) to keep the filesize down but it is easy to import new words. I also have a bigger swedish file (>200000 words) but it is not currently in the distribution.




A complete file with source code, compiled application and example databases:

Download here

Please report any success/failure in the SourceForge forums. The main goal for the application is to make it useful for "end users" so I would like it to be as easy as possible.


Unpack the file in your home directory (or somewhere else where you have write permissions). You need write permissions to the databases to be able to edit them. The application file (gmbcrossword) can be located anywhere in your path.

The first time you start the program you need to specify the path to the databases using the settings menu. There is an example crossword available in the source code directory.

You find more help in the README file available in the distribution and also in the help menu in the application.

For support, filing bugs or requests for enhancement please use the SourceForge page.

News & information

Ver 0.7
Ver 0.6
Error on my side: It does NOT work with sqlite3, only sqlite.
Initial announcement, Ver 0.5

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