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Re: How to call spell checker from emacs?


From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: How to call spell checker from emacs?
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 10:23:55 -0600
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H. Väisänen wrote:
> David Hansen <address@hidden> writes:
>>Probably it's easier to convert your Finish dictionary to [i|a]spell.
>
> No. Dictionary-based spell checking does not work for Finnish because
> Finnish is inflected language. When English nouns have at most 4 forms
> (boy, boys, boy's, boys's), Finnish nouns have about different 15000
> forms and Finnish verbs have about 30000 different forms. OK, you can
> put all the forms into a dictionary, but that dictionary will be huge.

How is Finnish different from other languages with declined nouns and
conjugated verbs?

Have you tried Aspell with its Finnish dictionary (only 1.4 MB,
uncompressed)?

http://aspell.sourceforge.net/
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/fi/

If you can suggest improvements, I'm sure the Aspell maintainers and
users would appreciate hearing them.

--
Kevin Rodgers




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