[scribus] Scribus 1.3.7 Released spell check support under windows.

Nick Vettese saprod_sj at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 15 21:32:50 CEST 2010

From: John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>
To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
Sent: Tue, June 15, 2010 2:25:31 PM
Subject: Re: [scribus] Scribus 1.3.7 Released spell check support under windows.

On Tuesday 15 June 2010 12:00:21 John Beardmore wrote:
> mrdocs wrote:
> > On 6/3/10 10:23 PM, mrdocs wrote:
> >
> >  The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of 
Scribus 1.3.7.
> >  This new release brings us closer to version the next stable 
> > 1.4.
> >
> >  During this development period the team focused on stabilty 
> > correctness.
> >
> >  Almost 50 bugs have been resolved since the release of 
1.3.6. In
> > addition, Scribus 1.3.7 provides some minor enhancements:
> >
> >  * New Scripter functions
> >  * Usability improvements
> >  * Translation updates
> >  * Updates to the documentation
> >  * PDF bookmark export fixes
> >  * Text layout fixes
> >
> >  The Scribus Team considers this version to be quite stable 
and ready for
> >  many real-world use cases. However, since there are still 
> >  annoyances that prevent us from releasing version 1.4, more 
> >  users may want to prefer to stick with the officially stable 
> >
> Hi folks,
> Is three any more progress towards spell checking under 
windows in the
> Scribus development releases ?  I had the impression that this 
> fairly imminent with no technical barrier a year or so ago, just a
> matter of including aspell.h and shiiping the library with the 
> distribution. But no mention or sign of implementation since ?
> It would be very useful for some of us !
> Cheers, J/.
For long passages of text it make sense to prepare the text via an 
editor program (I use Gvim) and use the built-in spell checker in 
that program. Alternatively I like to use the ispell stand alone spell 
checker after the document text is completed. Ispell is of course 
delivered with most Linux systems or is easily downloadable. It is 
also available for Windows. I find it to be a very fast way to 
check/correct spelling. Most corrections are single key stroke. 

I recognize that using a stand-alone text entry editor with a built-in 
spell checker and/or using a stand-alone spell checker after text 
entry are unfamiliar paths for most Windows user. But that is the 
road to real efficiency, even on Windows. I would not want to use 
the story editor for extensive text entry, with or without a spell 
checker.  Instead I suggest keying text, then spell-checking text, 
then flowing the text into Scribus. 

YMMD of course.

How is using multiple programs more efficient than using one?  I am both a Windows and a Linux user, so you downward tone towards Windows users kind of irks me, as I have been a user/administrator of both types of systems for many years, so I am no Johnny come lately.  


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