On 01/01/11 17:07, Zaphod Feeblejocks wrote:
Why does Thunderbird, which ships with
American English need an extension before it can use a British English dictionary? Why
can Thunderbird not share a dictionary with LibO. What about Scribus? MSO users are
used to a shared dictionary across apps.
I *think* Mozilla Thunderbird uses hunspell now, so surely it should be
possible to share dictionaries with OOo/LibO.
I wonder whether it would be appropriate to launch a new project, under
the auspices of The Document Foundation, concerned with language. It
could co-ordinate collaboration efforts between organisations like
dicollect, wiktionary and alike to produce standardised spelling and
grammar dictionaries and thesauruses for use by other projects (that use
hunspell). The reason why I suggest a separate project is that, outside
of product integration efforts, the standardisation of language requires
(I assume) very different skill-sets to those required for coding, and
organisations like dicollect and wiktionary are probably best placed to
take the lead in that arena.
Also, I agree with everything Zaphod said.
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