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Re: Fly-spelling with multiple dictionaries

From: David Reitter
Subject: Re: Fly-spelling with multiple dictionaries
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 23:00:35 +0100

On 3 Apr 2008, at 22:43, martin rudalics wrote:

Spell-checking is a typical task for word processors - and they are very
successful doing this kind of job.  The story of Ispell and Aspell, on
the other hand, is a rather sad one - IMHO.

Does any of the packages (yours, Peter's) define a clear API to integrate other spell-checkers than Ispell/Aspell?

The OS may offer spell-checking facilities, and it would make for better integration (and also better spell-checking in my case) if that was supported.

Also note that modern text services go beyond spell-checking: grammar checking, if done right, can be very helpful, too. If there was a clear API, people could create the necessary components to integrate such services.

Such an API should allow the service to spell-check more than one word at a time, and it should define text filtering hooks so we don't pass each \begin{itemize} to the spell-checker when in latex-mode. [If there is such an API already, can you please point me to its documentation?]

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