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GNU Aspell 0.60.3 Released

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: GNU Aspell 0.60.3 Released
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 04:24:53 -0600 (MDT)

GNU Aspell 0.60.3 is now available at:

GNU Aspell is a Free spell checker designed to eventually replace
Ispell.  It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell
checker.  Its main feature is that it does a much better job of
suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about
any other spell checker out there for the English language.  Unlike
Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having
to use a special dictionary.  Aspell will also do its best to respect
the current locale setting.  Other advantages over Ispell include
support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently
handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is
open at once.

Additional information on GNU Aspell can be found at

This release fixes several bugs involving some of the C API functions,
fixes a major bug and improves the speed of the suggestion code,
and fixes a number of other bugs.

Complete list of changes from 0.60.2:

   * Fixed bugs involving several of the C API functions.

   * Fixed bug where `ultra' or `fast' mode will not return any
     suggestions when soundslike lookup is not used.

   * Made a minor, yet significant, optimization to the suggestion code.
     This speed things up by an order of magnitude in some cases.

   * Avoid using the slow ngram scan except when the `sug-mode' is
     `slow' or `bad-speller'.

   * Fixed a bug in curses mode which causes word-wrap to not work
     correctly in some cases.

   * Fixed a bug in pipe mode with a missing newline.

   * Fixed the `spell' compatibility script.

   * Several other minor bugs fixed.

   * Made note about the change in behavior of the `-l' command line

   * Other manual update/fixes.

   * Updated to Libtool 1.5.18, Automake 1.9.6, and Makeinfo 4.8.

Major changes from 0.60:

   * Added Nroff filter thanks to Sergey Poznyakoff.

   * The default filter mode when in pipe mode is now nroff for
     compatibility with Ispell.

   * Added Texinfo filter.

   * Added the `munch-list' command to the aspell utility.

   * Added a section detailing the differences between Ispell and

Major changes from 0.50.5:

   * Support for affix compression.

   * Better Unicode support.


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