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Re: Which spell checkers to include by default?

On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 08:08:42 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> said: 

> [Anthony Towns]
>> Kind of reviving an old thread, but anyway: It also includes, but
>> afaics, probably doesn't need to (anymore):
>> ispell, dictionaries-common, iamerican, ibritish, wamerican

> [Agustin Martin]
>> #416572: ibritish: Should not have priority standard

> We now have aspell, myspell and hunspell as alternatives to ispell,
> and it can be argued that all of them are better than ispell at
> providing spell checking and recommendations for replacements.
> Because of this, I believe it would be a good idea to drop ispell from
> the list of standard packages, and the related packages too (i*, w*).

        Are these packages a drop in replacement for ispell?  

> If we were to keep a spell checker as part of the default
> installation, I would suggest using hunspell as it is most advanced
> and I am told it support the most languages at the moment.  The next
> step would be to change all programs currently using ispell, aspell
> and myspell by default to use hunspell instead.  The only package I
> use that are still using ispell is emacs.  No idea how hard it would
> be to update, but it would be a good thing to support for example
> Hungarian and Nothern Sami spell checking in emacs. :)

        I suggest we have a look at how many other packages are
 impacted, and what it would take to effect these changes, before the
 decision is taken to drop ispell.

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