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  1. #1
    homoludens1000 NNTP User

    Default How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    I noticed that KDE 4 doesn't offer the option anymore to choose the
    spell checker under 'Personal Settings'.

    How come? How does the spell checker work now under KDE 4? Which spell
    checking application does the checking(ispell? aspell? kspell2?)?

    Cheers,

    homoludens


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    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    I saw a reference to ispell somewhere. Konqueror has a Configure
    Spellcheck option but there isn't a choice of spellchecker in it.


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    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    It's in configure desktop > regional settings in my kde4.2

    /Geoff
    homoludens1000;1937673 Wrote:
    > I noticed that KDE 4 doesn't offer the option anymore to choose the
    > spell checker under 'Personal Settings'.
    >
    > How come? How does the spell checker work now under KDE 4? Which spell
    > checking application does the checking(ispell? aspell? kspell2?)?
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > homoludens



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  4. #4
    homoludens1000 NNTP User

    Default Re: How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    john_hudson;1937948 Wrote:
    > Konqueror has a Configure Spellcheck option but there isn't a choice of
    > spellchecker in it.


    Yes, that's exactly what I was referring to.

    geoffro;1937969 Wrote:
    > It's in configure desktop > regional settings in my kde4.2
    >


    I don't see this setting in my KDE 4.2. How do you get there, from
    Personal Settings?
    Anyway, it's not that important.

    Hmmmmmmmm ... I believe I didn't formulate the questions precisely
    enough. I didn't mean "How do I get the KDE 4 spell check to work",
    but rather "How does the KDE 4 spell checker FUNCTION? What application
    does it use / is it based on? Why is there no longer a choice of spell
    checkers like in KDE 3.5?"


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  5. #5
    RedDwarf NNTP User

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    I don't really followed the story. KDE4 was supposed to have Sonnet
    ('Mountain Goat Programmer' (http://blog.jacobrideout.net/)), but last I
    heard is that the developer was MIA.

    I suppose it now just uses 'Enchant'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchant_(software))... that by default
    uses 'Hunspell' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunspell)



    Code:
    --------------------
    $ rpm -e --test libenchant1
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libenchant.so.1()(64bit) is needed by (installed) enchant-1.4.2-16.55.x86_64
    libenchant.so.1()(64bit) is needed by (installed) kdelibs4-4.2.0-83.3.x86_64
    $ cat /usr/share/enchant/enchant.ordering
    *:myspell,aspell,ispell
    fi:voikko,ispell,myspell,aspell
    fi_FI:voikko,ispell,myspell,aspell
    he:hspell,myspell
    he_IL:hspell,myspell
    yi:uspell
    tr:zemberek
    tr_TR:zemberek
    --------------------


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  6. #6
    homoludens1000 NNTP User

    Default Re: How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    RedDwarf;1938052 Wrote:
    > I don't really followed the story. KDE4 was supposed to have Sonnet
    > ('Mountain Goat Programmer' (http://blog.jacobrideout.net/)), but last I
    > heard is that the developer was MIA.
    >
    > I suppose it now just uses 'Enchant'
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchant_(software))... that by default
    > uses 'Hunspell' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunspell)
    >


    Thanks for the info, RedDwarf. I've checked what packages are installed
    on my machine, and Enchant is one of them (while KSpell / Sonnet are
    not).

    I've read that Enchant is able to use different backends
    simultaneously, so since I have aspell as well as ispell installed, I
    suspect they are all in use. Is there a way to verify this, and/or to
    customize the Enchant settings?


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  7. #7
    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: How does KDE 4 spell check work?


    That's interesting as the Konqueror interface refers to Sonnet but I
    have the following files on my system:
    /usr/bin/enchant
    /usr/lib/enchant/libenchant_aspell.so
    /usr/lib/enchant/libenchant_ispell.so
    /usr/lib/enchant/libenchant_myspell.so
    /usr/lib/kde4/kspell_enchant.so

    So it looks as if there is potentially a choice but the interface to
    select that choice hasn't been written.


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