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From Eike Rathke <>
Subject Re: Myspell (was Re: An svn question)
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:49:19 GMT
Hi Pedro,

On Saturday, 2011-06-25 17:47:23 -0500, Pedro Giffuni wrote:

> >Hunspell has some advantages over MySpell
> Well, the issue is the license, and the alternative is to just remove
> spell checking and maintain it outside the OOo tree, as an extension.
> I hate to say this, but where I live Hungarian isn't even an option
> (schools beyond english, spanish, french, german and italian are
> marginal) so if hnugarian is the only extra feature they should
> consider relicensing.

We could ask them. And no, Hungarian is not the only extra feature.

> >Not true, Hunspell uses UTF-8 encoded dictionaries while MySpell uses
> >awkward single byte encoding. Every sane project uses Hunspell
> >nowadays.
> Ugh... It's backwards compatible only.
> The hunspell sourceforge page says it works with myspell dictionaries
> too, so at least non-hungarians won"t have to look for new
> dictionaries.

User dictionaries in languages other than those that use only ASCII
characters probably won't work anymore.


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