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Enchant is a cross-platform abstract layer for spell-checking. It is a meta spell-checking framework. It recognizes that different languages often require radically different tools and alogrithms to spell-check and correct. It also takes into account that systems often have a radical host of spell- checking software installed. It provides a standard C API/ABI for all of its backends, while allowing multiple backends to be loaded and used at once.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Apr 2008 00:04

    Release Notes: Voikko (Finnish) language support. Zemberek (Turkish) language support. Better support for Unicode in the personal dictionaries. Personal dictionaries offer better suggestions. OpenOffice's dictionaries are used on Windows. Aspell works on Windows. This release can use a system-wide Hunspell/Myspell installation on Unix-like platforms. Hunspell 1.2.1 and .NET bindings are required. This release has more lax language matching rules. It uses XDG's data-dirs spec for locating dictionaries. There are many unit tests and bugfixes.

    •  18 Jan 2005 08:08

      Release Notes: This version fixed bugs and added better Mac OS X integration.

      •  10 Jun 2004 05:13

        Release Notes: This version fixed a bug that was plaguing Spanish Ispell users and included preliminary support for Hspell.

        •  17 Jan 2004 22:19

          Release Notes: This fixes a bug that was plaguing Spanish ispell users. Preliminary support for hspell was added.

          •  17 Nov 2003 11:56

            Release Notes: This release fixes some ispell compatibility mode problems, specifically related to charsets. It also fixes some other charset issues that affected the Ispell and Myspell backends. This version exports one new function, and maintains API/ABI compatibility.


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