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[openFATE 305688] system wide spellchecker (hunspell)
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  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:04:00 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Petr Gajdos (pgajdos)
Feature #305688, revision 5
Title: system wide spellchecker (hunspell)

openSUSE-11.2: New
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Kálmán Kéménczy (kkemenczy)

Description:
Why Hunspell? MySpell is not developed for quite a long time either in
Mozilla and in OpenOffice.org. Hunspell is a fork of MySpell, it has
great improvements is several ways, and fully backward compatible with
MySpell. Main features: * Extended support for language peculiarities;
Unicode character encoding, compounding and complex morphology. *
Improved suggestion using n-gram similarity, rule and dictionary based
pronounciation data. * Morphological analysis, stemming and generation.
* Hunspell is based on MySpell and works also with MySpell
dictionaries. * GPL/LGPL/MPL tri-license
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunspell http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/
Fedora project:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureDictionary Ubuntu
project: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConsolidateSpellingLibs I also find a
reference in the wishlist: http://en.opensuse.org/Wishlist_Various
Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=354554

Discussion:
#2: Petr Mladek (pmladek) (2009-02-06 19:21:04)
In general, I think that it makes sense to have one system speelchecker
(disk space savings, easier maintainability, shared user-specific-
dictionary between applications, ...). I do not know the implementation
details but I heard from more sides that hunspell was the best choice.
It seems that Fedora and Ubuntu are going to use hunspell for this
purpose => we could resuse their solution
OpenOffice.org has already used the system hunspell since openSUSE-
11.1. It used the internal hunspell long time before.

+ #3: Petr Gajdos (pgajdos) (2009-02-10 18:02:44)
+ I don't have any objections. But there are plenty of packages that
+ depends on aspell-devel, aspell or ispell. Question is if this is real
+ dependency or not. For example gtkspell had fake dependency on aspell-
+ devel, because it is linked againist enchant wrapper in fact. Many of
+ them are real, though -- they must be reworked then.



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