Re: Choice of dictionary and spell checker

From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 22:50:52 EST

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    Hi Ramanan,

    AbiWord currently supports the following spell checker
    backends (via Enchant):


    Enchant is a project I started. Enchant is an utopian
    spell checker that can work with every free app
    around. More info about Enchant can be found here:

    You will notice that Enchant *is* listed on

    If you're doing work for, you'll
    probably be making a Myspell dictionary. That's fine -
    we'll be able to use your dictionary without any
    problems. For that matter, so will all of Gnome via

    Now, if you could convince Kevin Hendricks to make
    OpenOffice use Enchant, that would be great news. I
    haven't had any luck so far.


    --- Ramanan Selvaratnam <> wrote:
    > Hi,
    > My language team for OOo is about to implement a
    > dictionary and spell
    > checker (UTF-8 if anyone is still doing things any
    > different).
    > On spell checker technology is there a choice that
    > will work well for
    > OOo and Abiword.
    > Thought you will know how to reuse things
    > efficiently and with less pain
    > ;) so when the time comes to localise Abiword to
    > Tamil things are easy
    > peasy.
    > Any additional advice on making such an utopian
    > spell checker to work
    > across every free app around will be great news.
    > Shame nothing on
    > Best regards,
    > Ramanan

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