Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin
rstrode at redhat.com
Thu Aug 2 18:48:41 UTC 2012
> > > > So we will have hunspell-en in the livecd, but what if someone
> > > > changes the
> > > > UI or input language (this is a good reason for dictionaries
> > > > to be
> > > > a
> > > > special case, you need them when you add input language, not
> > > > UI
> > > > language)
> > > > they won't get the related dictionary. Could we get the control
> > > > panel
> > > > install the relevant dictionary using PackageKit when you add a
> > > > keyboard
> > > > layout? eg. if I add Arabic it should install hunspell-ar so I
> > > > would
> > > > have
> > > > spellcheck when typing in Arabic.
> > > > This will make using Fedora (and GNOME in general) easier for
> > > > multilingual
> > > > beginner users.
> > > Totally agree that's a good idea. I filed this:
> > >
> > > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=681084
> > Two other loftier thoughts:
> > 1) maybe spell checking dictionaries should get install "just in
> > time"
> > when the library is used,
> > just like fonts get install when they're displayed.
> How would you detect which language of spellcheck dict you need to
> for European languages, which basically share the same alphabet?
Well I guess there's a few ways you could approach it:
- let the user pick the language (i think a lot of our apps have menu items or a language selection in the spell check dialog already)
- guess from current locale / current input method
- do some bad heuristic like translate.google.com does
Would take work I'm probably not going to do to get this feature, so I'm mainly just brainstorming, fwiw.
> Some phones have builtin dictionaries. Using the internet means:
> 1) won't work for offline/LAN only machines
Could mitigate (but not elliminate) this problem with caching
> 2) privacy concerns
yea definitely an issue
> 3) spellcheck might be really slow for users with very slow internet
> connection, for example Africa or India
> 4) we'll have to host it
I don't think these two are a given, but certainly potentially true.
Anyway, just throwing ideas out there as food for thought.
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