[Libreoffice] Maltese Spell Checker

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Thu Mar 24 06:21:36 PDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 13:53 +0100, clifweb at gmail.com wrote:
> I am proposing the introduction of the Maltese spell checker inside
> the libreoffice. This will be the first office suite that will have a
> Maltese spell checker. Apart of adding this dictionary file that I
> have attached the file on
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35590  I would like to
> know how to updating the file content to add new words to the list.

FWIW in Fedora we've been shipping "hunspell-mt" since 2008 to provide
Maltese spell-checking by running "wordlist2hunspell" over the Maltese
word list of http://linux.org.mt/projects/spellcheck/ 

Have you spoken to Ramon about his wordlist and about formally
converting them to hunspell format ? The above list has 500,000+ words
in it apparently.

Its not strictly-speaking necessary to have the dicts in LibreOffice
itself as we support dictionary extensions, there should be a lot of
examples around to follow. I'm not sure what our policy is about
bundling dictionaries into the install sets itself. I would expect that
a compatible licence is required anyway.

As a small aside, in your mt_MT.dic the first line is supposed to be the
count of lines in the .dic, so "2348 mt_MT.txt" should instead be
"2348" (well, should remove the blank line under it and recalculate the
number of lines)


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