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bug#17742: Acknowledgement (Support for enchant?)


From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: bug#17742: Acknowledgement (Support for enchant?)
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:36:38 +0000

On 14 December 2016 at 15:42, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:17:25 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden
>
>  I'm okay with installing this, provided that the above-mentioned issue
>  is taken care of, if only by leaving it to the user to provide the
>  dictionary entries by hand. I don't think it's a good idea to
>  auto-generate entries that are only 80% correct, as that will
>  certainly trigger bug reports.
>
> ​Agreed. I have prepared a separate patch (so it can be easily reverted later) to disable the use of
> ispell-find-enchant-dictionaries, along with a rationale in comments.
>
> If that is satisfactory, I can add NEWS documentation for the new feature, along with a warning about its
> limitations, and install the patches.

OK, I guess.  Maybe add in a comment an example of setting up Enchant
for some language, in case users may find that helpful.

​I'll bear that in mind, but it occurs to me that since the code relies on an unreleased version of Enchant, there is little to be gained by installing it until the release is made, and better to wait, in case I have to change anything. So I'll keep this bug open and not install the patch for now.

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