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Re: hunspell dictionaries, what's "missing"



Caolan McNamara kirjoitti:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureDictionary now lists the
> languages for which we ship aspell dictionaries but not hunspell ones.
> i.e. ´╗┐Breton, Faeroese, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malayalam, Scots Gaelic
> and Serbian.
>
> Packaging those dictionaries will enable OOo to spell-check your
> language and have the same level of support in
> OOo/evo/gedit/xchat/tomboy/pidgen/KDE (and hopefully firefox
> eventually).

This is not strictly hunspell related, but I've been working on getting the 
free Finnish spellchecker and hyphenator Voikko into Fedora, see the thread 
at 
<https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-December/msg01721.html> 
and 
<https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-January/msg00667.html> 
(for some reason the web interface can't handle threads correctly when the 
month/year changes...)

Looking at the FeatureDictionary page, with Voikko we can get direct support 
for KDE and Gnome, either through the ispell compatibility binary tmispell or 
Enchant. There is also an OpenOffice extension/plugin(/whatever those are 
called?) for Voikko at 
<http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=156731&package_id=216218>, 
I'm planning on packaging that as well, though it does look a bit 
complicated...

Firefox and Thunderbird are a bit more difficult. There is a Finnish 
spellchecking extension for those at 
<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3>. This extension is 
able to use Voikko (it works well with the libvoikko I maintain in Fedora), 
but it is distributed with a proprietary spellchecker called Soikko, so it 
can't go into Fedora. There may be a free software only Voikko extension 
coming for Firefox 3, the Voikko developers are working on it, but I'm not 
aware of the exact status of that extension currently.

-- 
Ville-Pekka Vainio


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