Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Fri Aug 3 07:46:13 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-08-02 at 12:53 -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, that'd be my preferred solution, i.e.

> 2) maybe spell checking shouldn't have local dictionaries but use the internet like phones do.

It doesn't massively appeal to me, given an example of LibreOffice
auto-spellchecking a 1000 page document because you'd end up basically
sending the entire document over the wire word by word.

And the spellchecking happens paragraph by paragraph in the idle-time
callback, checking after each paragraph if there's been any user events
in order to postpone the rest of spellchecking until later, so that
section of code has to be fast.


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