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edits to spell check

Postby rayandrews » 2019-10-10 23:29

Where does one offer additions or corrections to spell checkers? I notice missing words quite often.
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Re: edits to spell check

Postby arochester » 2019-10-11 10:01

Which spell checkers?

Examples of words?
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Re: edits to spell check

Postby rayandrews » 2019-10-15 02:48

Spell check in any app that has it. Thunderbird for example. As I understand it, the dictionaries are separate and used by many apps as needed. "Asymptote" is missing, for example.
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Re: edits to spell check

Postby sunrat » 2019-10-15 06:02

Thunderbird dictionary is supplied by hunspell (or myspell). I just checked mine and "asymptote" is included and spelt correctly. For a word which is not included, a wavy red line appears and you should be able to right-click on it and select "Add To Dictionary".

Check if hunspell is installed for your locale (eg. I have hunspell-en-au, hunspell-en-gb, hunspell-en-us plus libhunspell )
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dpkg -l |grep hunspell


There are dozens of location-specific hunspell packages but you only need the ones for your own language and locale.
https://packages.debian.org/buster/hunspell-dictionary
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Re: edits to spell check

Postby rayandrews » 2019-10-16 13:20

Thanks. I have half a dozen 'aspell' or 'hunspell' variations here. How do we know which ones are active? Anyway, no 'asymptote' here. I know I can add words, but what I'd like to know is how one gets in touch with whoever it is that maintains these dictionaries since I find missing words quite often. Most of them are scientific or tech so easy to miss.
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Re: edits to spell check

Postby Thomas Reynold » 2019-10-22 05:38

It is a good site to check which spell to use in terms of your own region as we all know that it differs from region to region.
www.spellchecker.net/region
How ever most the time i still feel confused which to use so I use this website.
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