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Re: Bug#431115: ITP: myspell-pt-br -- Brazilian Portuguese dictionary for myspell

* Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@debian.org> [2007-06-30 15:36]:

> On Friday 29 June 2007 22:48, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > The myspell-pt-br package exists already in Debian but is generated from
> > the br.ispell pacakge, which is also maintained by me.  The dictionary used
> > in br.ispell is largely outdated as regards the dictionary distributed by
> > the BrOffice team.  Hence this ITP.
> Isn't the solution then to upgrade the master word list (perhaps from the one 
> found in this myspell package), so the problem gets fixed for ispell, aspell 
> and myspell rather than for myspell alone? Or am I perhaps misunderstanding 
> something here?

In the past, the ispell, aspell, and myspell dictionaries for Brazilian
Portuguese were generated from the br.ispell source package.  Today, only
ispell is generated from it.  Unfortunately, development of br.ispell seems
to have stopped.

I agree with you that it would be better to generate the three dictionaries
from a single, up-to-date word list, but I am not willing to commit myself
with such development, due to time constraint.  On the other hand, I am
willing to maintain the separate packages developed by different upstream


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