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Old 12-20-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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Is there a French dictionary for ispell?


My French is terrible. I'd love to spell-check the messages I write to my French correspondents. 'Pardon my French' is getting tired.
 
Old 12-21-2014, 02:53 AM   #2
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"Seek and ye shall find."
http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/ispell-dictionaries.html
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Thanks. I found that. It's 21 years old. It lacks affix files, necessary to build the hash files that ispell uses. Perhaps it's for an obsolete version of ispell.
 
Old 12-21-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hi. Don't know if this is the same: http://s18.postimg.org/xac5yp8fd/snapshot4.png

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Edit: Debian by the way...
 
Old 12-22-2014, 12:58 AM   #6
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Hi. Don't know if this is the same: http://s18.postimg.org/xac5yp8fd/snapshot4.png
It seems to say that it is. I downloaded it, then found alien to convert a Debian package to Slack, then tried to build a hash file with buildhash, which rejected the affix file. Where are the French-persons in this forum? Should I start using a different spell-checker? enchant and hunspell find no errors for any input file; I must be using them wrong.
 
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Thanks. I found that. It's 21 years old. It lacks affix files, necessary to build the hash files that ispell uses. Perhaps it's for an obsolete version of ispell.
I am not a mind-reader. If you don't tell us what you want do you expect us to guess what you're looking for? 21 years? The "rectifications orthographiques" took place 24 years ago and I'm not aware of any major changes since then. I don't think French spelling has changed since then. As for affixes, I offer this. You might also try Hunspell.
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http://linuxfr.org/forums ?

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?origin=France

Not to say many don't speek French here but
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I finally found a French source for Slackware, http://ftp.lip6.fr, recommended by http://www.slackware-fr.org. Its ispell has no French dictionary.

I wasn't complaining, Mr jdkaye: I was letting everyone know I'm not a lazy rube who hadn't looked for himself. My comment about the dictionaries being old related to why their format didn't work for a more-recent ispell, not that French spelling and vocabulary have changed much. ispell is 12 years old.
 
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Perhaps that if you had respected the good way to ask questions, you would have got better answers... It seems like french isn't your unique problem...
 
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This page might help
http://www.lasr.cs.ucla.edu/geoff/is...tionaries.html
although personally I'd switch to hunspell.
 
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Perhaps that if you had respected the good way to ask questions, you would have got better answers... It seems like french isn't your unique problem...
What was wrong with the way I asked? I never claimed to have only 1 problem.

You're French: how do you spell-check?
 
Old 01-06-2015, 01:55 AM   #13
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What was wrong with the way I asked?
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-ques...html#beprecise
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You're French: how do you spell-check?
Most of the time, it's only my brain who does it.
 
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My question wasn't precise?

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Most of the time, it's only my brain who does it.
Where can I download a copy of your brain?
 
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This page might help
http://www.lasr.cs.ucla.edu/geoff/is...tionaries.html
although personally I'd switch to hunspell.
I had seen this page before. The first link is to the same mlang page to which Mr jdkaye referred me. The second was to a Windows program. I downloaded the Windows program, found a Windows computer, installed it, took the francais files. ispell objected to the hash files (wrong magic2 numbers). I built a new hash file with the affix file and hunspell's dictionary (the Windows program had no dictionaries) after changing the 'oe ligature' characters to oe. That yielded something that worked. I hoped that it would repair accents but this one doesn't offer correctly-accented substitutes for many words in which that is the only mistake; it identifies them as mis-spelled but doesn't list the correctly-accented alternative most of the time.
 
  


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