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Niina Lahokoski  Identity Verified
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Aug 16, 2006

I would be interested to know if there are spell chek programs available that work independently from MS Word, and what languages they cover. Any experiences are welcome.

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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Aspell Aug 16, 2006

aspell.sourceforge.net
aspell.sourceforge.net/man-html/Supported.html


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Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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OpenOffice dictionaries Aug 16, 2006

Niina Lahokoski wrote:

I would be interested to know if there are spell chek programs available that work independently from MS Word, and what languages they cover. Any experiences are welcome.


Hi Niina,

OpenOffice has a very intersting set of dictionaries. The list of dictionaries is available at http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/dictionaries/available.lst

You can use the dictionaries directly in OpenOffice, in CAT tools that support them or with dedicated standalone spellcheckers, like XML-Intl Spellchecker (see http://www.xml-intl.com/web/guest/products/spellchecker )

Best regards,
Rodolfo


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Spell-checkers for what? Aug 16, 2006

Niina Lahokoski wrote:
I would be interested to know if there are spell check programs available that work independently from MS Word, and what languages they cover.


There are scores of spell-checkers, often in several languages. A simple Google search of "spellchecker+yourlanguage" should reveal some (also try other words like "spelling checker", "spell-checker", "spell-checking", "spellchecking", etc, and add words like "download" or "freeware" of GPL" to tweak results).

Since Finnish is your language, I think the easiest would be MySpell, but MySpell doesn't have a standalone version. The MySpell word list for Finnish contains 1.8 million words (there is a smaller version with 700 000 words, for slower computers, and a larger version with 6.6 million words, for super computers).


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