Re: Thesaurus in KWord, using WordNet

Subject: Re: Thesaurus in KWord, using WordNet
From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 06:58:49 CST

 --- Nikolaj Brandt Jensen <> wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2001 09:53:16 +0000 (GMT), you wrote:
> Hi Andrew.
> >I don't know if this is even possible, but if these
> >programs have this stuff in self-contained DLLs
> with
> >known APIs this is the sort of thing that I would
> love
> >to take a stab at. Do you know of any
> documentation?
> Microsoft has something called Common Spelling API
> (CSAPI).
> This used to be documented in MSDN and seemed
> relative simple.
> However, I haven't looked at since circa 1995, so
> things may have
> changed :-)
> Also, there are bound to be some licensing issues.

Thanks Nikolai. I just checked up and found this
NOTE : CSAPI may not be used to call into Microsoft's
spell check engine and lexicon. For example,
third-party developers who want to incorporate spell
check capabilities into their own applications may not
 use CSAPI to access the spell check engine and
lexicons that are installed by Microsoft Office.
Microsoft does not currently provide spell check
utilities for use in third-party products.

So I guess we don't have to worry about licensing
issues so much (:

Andrew Dunbar


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