[scribus] spellcheck

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Tue Apr 3 18:00:33 UTC 2012

On 4/3/12 7:56 PM, Cat wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2012, at 10:54 AM, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't mean to oversimplify what it takes to implement a spell checker ( I am not a programmer) but don't programs that do have a spell checker make calls to the dictionary installed on the computer? and Is that what Scribus needs to have? A sub-program that compares document words to the computer's dictionary?
> dcat

Scribus currently uses aspell and associated dictionaries on Linux, and on OSX if you build it
yourself. The use of enchant would allow it to use whatever dictionaries were on the system or
interface with others installed from other locations too I believe, like from LibreOffice.


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