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Re: How to add spell checking dictionaries to Icecat

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: How to add spell checking dictionaries to Icecat
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:45:37 +0200
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Hey ng0,

ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès transcribed 1.1K bytes:
>> Hi Maxim,
>> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > I asked this question on the freenode #icecat channel yesterday, but
>> > didn't get a response, so I'm forwarding it here.
>> >
>> > Is there a way to install dictionaries for IceCat? When I right-click in
>> > a text box and choose 'Add Dictionaries', it brings me here:
>> > If I then go to the installation page
>> > and try to install the French (France) dictionary, I get: The add-on
>> > downloaded from this site could not be installed because it appears to
>> > be corrupt.
>> >
>> > IIUC, the spell checker used by Icecat is Hunspell. We don't seem to
>> > have any hunspell dictionary packaged in Guix. Has anyone got a hold of
>> > this?
>> That’s a very good question.  I’ve noticed before that that
>> spell-checking in IceCat didn’t work and that’s a serious problem from a
>> UX viewpoint.
>> Looking at Hunspell’s home page, it looks like we should build
>> dictionary packages from what’s at
>> <>, no?
>> Ludo’.
> From what I remember with my more recent chats with Jookia, we
> are also supposed to push for "ASPELL_DICTIONARY_PATH" and similar
> one for HUNSPELL or something like that in applications.

Aspell is “under control” so to speak, but Hunspell I have no idea.

> The default is to just bundle/copy in as far as I remember it.
> I can ask Jookia again how we as Nix and Guix are supposed to proceed
> from what Jookia learned. There were some relevant Nix bugtickets if
> you want to look into that.

Nixpkgs gets its dictionaries from <>,
<>, and others sources:

We should just follow their lead.

> On a related note: do we not need the language packs of Icecat?
> So far I have almost every system in english, but I was wondering
> this since I know mozilla and fork projects around them work
> with language packs for the software builds.

Good question, I don’t know.


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