[Scribus] Spell checking

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sun May 20 01:14:01 CEST 2007

Am Samstag, 19. Mai 2007 15:46 schrieb Louis Desjardins:

> Right. From a production point of view, having such a flag would be great.
> Case: the Preflight raises a flag on a text, telling it discovered n
> errors. This means that the wrong text may have been imported (not the
> final one). Depending on the workflow, the user can turn to the proofreader
> or do the job by himself. The flagged text can be corrected withing Scribus
> or, if it's really bad, put back in the hands of the proofreader and
> re-imported into Scribus once the job is done.

I don't think this is great idea. There will always be words the spell checker 
will identify as misspelled, while they aren't (think about foreign words). 
If a spellchecker would be part of the prefilght verifier, the latter 
wouldn't stop popping up without any reason.

> The use of a spellchecker should not mislead users and make them think a
> piece of software could replace a proofreader... ;) To me, a proper
> workflow means the texts are read, revised and proofread before they are
> put in the layout. Everything fits tightly in a layout. A single word (even
> a single glyph) added can change many things.


> Louis


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