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Feature Enhancement: Is Spellcheck on the Roadmap?

asked 2010-10-17 18:40:22 -0600

ccanonc gravatar image

I don't know what kind of license you prefer. For an English Dictionary, the Princeton WordNet program and datafiles are essentially BSD/MIT licensed. I haven't looked for LGPL libs with dictionaries.

http://wordnet.princeton.edu/wordnet/download/

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I think MIT licensed software can be used in GPL. Askbot is GPL2 because the original CNPROG was licensed that way. Speaking of spell checking, the browsers have some support - underlining mis-spelled with a wavy line. To get suggestions for correct spellings, one would need some specialist library.
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-10-17 19:12:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2010-10-17 19:26:06 -0600

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This is not in the plans, but if there is a free and ready to use library it can be included or used as an add-on like mathjax. In my opinion this feature will be used very infrequently tough.

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There's server-side javascript spellcheck: http://spellerpages.sourceforge.net/ I didn't find any AJAX (client-side) based spellcheck though.
ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-10-17 20:09:58 -0600 )edit
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answered 2010-10-17 20:19:21 -0600

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On my mac,

$ port info enchant aspell ispell

enchant @1.6.0 (textproc, devel)
Variants:             universal

Description:          On the surface, Enchant appears to be a generic spell
                      checking library. You can request dictionaries from it,
                      ask if a word is correctly spelled, get corrections for a
                      misspelled word, etc. but all it really does is to provide
                      a uniform wrapper over several popular spell checking
                      libraries including aspell, ispell and AppleSpell.
Homepage:             http://www.abisource.com/enchant/

Build Dependencies:   pkgconfig
Library Dependencies: glib2, aspell, hunspell
Platforms:            darwin
License:              unknown
Maintainers:          anant@kix.in
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aspell @0.60.6, Revision 3 (textproc)
Variants:             nls, [+]nonls, universal

Description:          Aspell is a spell checker designed to eventually replace
                      ispell. Aspell's main feature is that it does a much
                      better job of coming up with possible suggestions than
                      ispell.
Homepage:             http://aspell.net/

Library Dependencies: gettext, texinfo
Platforms:            darwin
License:              unknown
Maintainers:          openmaintainer@macports.org, jochen@macports.org
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ispell @3.3.02, Revision 2 (textproc, spelling)
Variants:             universal

Description:          International Ispell is an interactive spell-checking
                      program for Unix which supports a large number of European
                      languages.
Homepage:             http://ficus-www.cs.ucla.edu/geoff/ispell.html

Library Dependencies: ncurses
Platforms:            darwin, freebsd
License:              unknown
Maintainers:          nomaintainer@macports.org
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