should be able to use Linux system spell checker (like Enchant)

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enhancement
11 years ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: yanivmailbox, Unassigned)

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x86
Linux
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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.12) Gecko/20080201 Firefox/2.0.0.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008030318 Firefox/3.0b4

today most application in linux use the system spell checker.
with this integration the user don't need to add spell checker manual.

Reproducible: Always

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What do you mean? Firefox 3 supports hunspell internally and offers the use of system hunspell for distros who wish to use their own hunspell.
Assignee: nobody → mscott
Component: OS Integration → Spelling checker
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: os.integration → spelling-checker
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

11 years ago
I'm using Ubuntu 7.10, i have two spell checkers:
one in English and one in a different language.

if i run Firefox i need to add the spell checker manually 

Comment 3

11 years ago
I think he wants gtkspell or enchant or something.

In any case, hunspell is very widely used as it is used in OpenOffice.org as well.
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 4

11 years ago
Hunspell doesnt support/good at all languages out there. Enchant (GtkSpell uses enchant now by the way) supports loading external spellchecking engines which may change depending on the language. Also enchant started to become a standard in Linux. GNOME uses it via gtkspell and KDE adpoted in 4.x series. So I would say it's more widely used than hunspell, no need to say that it also supports hunspell.

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 366427
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Firefox need to use Linux spell checker → should be able to use Linux system spell checker (like Enchant)
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Comment 6

11 years ago
I'm not an expert on this, but i think mandriva already fix this https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=29733

Comment 7

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> I'm not an expert on this, but i think mandriva already fix this
> https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=29733

That's cause hunspell is compatible with myspell dictionaries.

Comment 8

8 years ago
The Firefox should be able to use system-wide Enchant library on Windows and Linux systems. Current pain with dictionary installation is ridiculous.

Comment 9

8 years ago
Firefox can already link against system hunspell (the same spell check library openoffice/libreoffice use). As a user, I don't see the need to migrate to enchant.

Comment 10

8 years ago
Right now, Firedox on Windows doesn't use not system-wide enchant nor hunspell. Which exactly hunspell library it does link with? It DOESN'T work and it's PITA to install SEPARATE dictionary for each NN shard Mozilla is coming with.

Comment 11

8 years ago
as far as I can tell, dictionaries are easily installable as extensions?

Comment 12

8 years ago
Sorry for the bug spam but the reporter never offered any explanation why he or she thinks enchant is a better option than hunspell.

Also enchant can simply uses aspell, hunspell, etc.. as backends btw. It would be just another layer over the current hunspell integration.

Comment 13

8 years ago
(In reply to Hussam Al-Tayeb from comment #12)
Please see comment #4 and bug #366427

Comment 14

8 years ago
(In reply to Serkan Kaba from comment #13)
> (In reply to Hussam Al-Tayeb from comment #12)
> Please see comment #4 and bug #366427

That makes sense now. Thank you :)
Hi, can we give this bug another spin? We are starting local initiative to build a new Czech dictionary, and if Firefox uses as much as systems offers already, it would help us a lot with getting feedback from the users.
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