[scribus] spellcheck

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Tue Apr 3 17:54:23 UTC 2012

On 4/3/12 7:52 PM, John Beardmore wrote:
> On 03/04/2012 18:45, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> On 4/3/12 4:18 PM, John Beardmore wrote:
>>> On 03/04/2012 09:13, Keith Abraham wrote:
>>>> I filed a bug report for the non functioning spellchecker (#0010511)
>>>> some time ago but it seems to languishing in a dark corner. Hopefully
>>>> the devs will tackle it soon.
>>> I can understand that it's a non trivial problem, especially as windows doesn't support the
>>> preferred external spell checker. It would still be really useful though.
>>> Cheers, J/.
>> aspell doesnt want to relocate properly on OSX so we cannot re-distribute it. If you build manually
>> on OSX you can get aspell functionality working ok.
>> There's bug 8291 for switching to enchant but the person who submitted the patch has had not time to
>> make it work properly.. maybe one day.
> So given that windows would really need a completely different mechanism, what would be appropriate
> and are there any
> candidates ?

Why would windows need a different mechanism? Not only do I not see why we would need a different
mechanism, but enchant is (was?) supposed to interface to the natively installed system under
Windows, Linux or OSX, etc.


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