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Old 06-14-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Spell Checker

In the realm of the Evil Empire I use a software version of the Oxford English Dictionary whereby I can copy a word to the clipboard, switch context to OED and get the spelling confirmed and the dictionary entry.

What I would really like is an XWindow front end for ASpell that can, at least, let me paste a word to it and find out if the spelling is correct. I found a Python or a Perl script front end and it is confirmed as installed, but I cannot find any files that seem to be the script concerned. Typing aspell on the command line invites a file or pipe for checking, which is not what I want.

Does anyone know of a nice little GUI that will do this? I don't want to run just to do spell checking!

Roy Leith
Old 06-15-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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In KDE the Kdict GUI front end to dict servers will do what you want. I use it and not aspell.

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Old 06-15-2007, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thankyou. KDict does just what I want. It is even possible to pop it on to the taskbar (sorry, don't know its Korrect name).

Roy Leith


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