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Re: spellchecker update

On 21/09/2005, at 6:07 AM, Davide Viti wrote:

The spellchecker is using official Sarge tools (aspell, all the
dictionaries and gnuplot); this means both aspell and the various
dictionaries where "apt-get install"ed by the sysadmins of Alioth.
At the moment only the languages with an aspell dictionary in stable
will be spellchecked: bad for languages like "ro", good for Finnish.

Please bear in mind that not all languages can use a spellchecker in any effective way.

Since Vietnamese is composed entirely of monosyllabic words combined in different ways to create meaning, we really need a grammar- checker, not a spellchecker. There are, in fact, very few possible combinations of the Vietnamese alphabet which are not viable words in our language.

I did translate aspell, and we do have a dictionary, but as far as I know, nobody uses it because it's not useful. :(

I mention this just in case "using a spellchecker" is a general aim for translations. ;)

"Check your syntax obsessively and get your translation reviewed" would be more appropriate to us. ;)

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)

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