Closed Bug 366427 Opened 14 years ago Closed 12 years ago
use enchant instead of hunspell for spellchecking
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; tr; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Enchant can use many backends (including myspell) which makes it more flexible. Using it in firefox would be better than myspell. Reproducible: Always
I believe that the plan is to change to hunspell as per bug 319778
Assignee: nobody → mscott
Component: General → Spelling checker
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → spelling-checker
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Enchant isn't a spell checker, it's a wrapper for backends like MySpell, Hunspell and others. What's the benefit? http://www.abisource.com/projects/enchant/
The benefit is to use the best spell checker available for a given language. For example for English that would be Aspell, for Finnish that would be Voikko.
Bug 364035 made it possible to use other spellcheck engines like Voikko.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: use enchant instead of myspell for spellchecking → use enchant instead of hunspell for spellchecking
Given bug 364035 and bug 391039, I'm marking this WONTFIX. If someone wants to use enchant, there shouldn't be anything stopping them at this point.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
there's still no developer document for doing that. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
Bug 364035 has the dev-doc-needed keyword set on it. Feel free to step up to the plate :)
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