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From Eike Rathke <>
Subject Re: Myspell (was Re: An svn question)
Date Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:03:39 GMT
Hi Pedro,

On Saturday, 2011-06-25 11:13:53 -0700, Pedro F. Giffuni wrote:

> It would seem like the way to go about spell checking is to
> go back to Myspell since it has a license we can use (I know,
> it's waaay back!).

Hunspell has some advantages over MySpell, see
After all, Hunspell was written because MySpell can't handle Hungarian
properly. Ripping out Hunspell may also need adaption of the source code
using it, but I'm not sure about that.

> Also, the hunspell dictionaries are backwards compatible with Myspell
> so some people may not notice the difference.

Not true, Hunspell uses UTF-8 encoded dictionaries while MySpell uses
awkward single byte encoding. Every sane project uses Hunspell nowadays.


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