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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re:
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:10:27 GMT
On 09/11/2011 Mathias Bauer wrote:
> On Linux we even can use the Hunspell dictionaries that are installed
> (or installable) in the system. It needs to provide a single
> configuration file in the build to make that happen (at least last time
> I used that feature).

True, but as others noted, here we are using the generic term 
"dictionary" to mean the dictionary file for spell-checking, the 
thesaurus and the hyphenation rules.

System dictionaries would only cover the first case, probably. So even 
systems that provide out-of-the-box spell-checking facilities will need 
specific resources to match the current state of the art in


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