On 24 April 2011 21:36, Robert Derman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Jon Hamkins wrote:On 04/22/2011 05:33 PM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:Hi *, On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 5:40 AM, Jon Hamkins<email@example.com> wrote:On 04/06/2011 04:54 AM, toki wrote: There are roughly one billion words in the English language. You couldhave a LibO spell checker that contains each of those words.Actually, there are only about one million English words in English, and that's including the 500,000 or so scientific words. http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/JohnnyLing.shtmlNote that a spell checker doesn't just need to list the words, but needs to know all forms of the words (plural form, genitive form, different times,....)Well, the spell checker just needs a list of words -- grammar is something else. OED2 contained 290,000 entries with a total of 690,000 word forms. OED3 has somewhat more; a solid word list in an office suite should have somewhat fewer. You don't want to include obsolete words that have a close but different spelling from common words, for example. ----JonI have said this a number of times, and that at least the English version is sadly deficient in compound words, at least the one in OOo 3.11 which I am still using because I am reluctant to give up the personal dictionary to which I have added perhaps thousands of compound words. If the current release of LO is significantly better in this area I haven't heard of it. Nor do I know how to find and save/copy/move my personal dictionary. On a related matter, I believe that if a developer/programmer could put instructions on this list, I believe that a few users like me with greatly enhanced personal dictionaries could send them in as attachments and someone could use them to build a better word list that would make for a much better spell check function for LO.
That sounds like a very good idea. Most of us here can't contribute to coding but we can contribute to things like dictionaries. We should quaickly have dictionaries that are the most comprehensive in any Office suite. -- Ian Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications The Schools ITQ www.theINGOTs.org +44 (0)1827 305940 You have received this email from the following company: The Learning Machine Limited, Reg Office, 36 Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AQ. Reg No: 05560797, Registered in England and Wales. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted