[Libreoffice] Maltese Spell Checker

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 10:17:45 PDT 2011

Not trying to hijack the thread here Clifton. I am a part of the MLUG 
(linux user group) here in malta and we are having a meeting this 
saturday if your interested in joining to discuss what Caolan suggested 
in regards to conversion into hunspell format.  Let me know if you would 
like more details about the meeting.

On 3/24/11 2:21 PM, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> 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)
> C.
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