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What is the difference between different spell-checkers: myspell ispell aspell gtkspell hunspell All these spell-checkers are installed on my system. Is this optimal? Are they conflicting each other?...
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- 11-04-2009 #1
Linux spell-checker variety
What is the difference between different spell-checkers:
All these spell-checkers are installed on my system.
Is this optimal?
Are they conflicting each other?Fedora19.GNOME@Dell_Latitude_E6410
- 11-06-2009 #2
I have no idea what is under the hood of a spell checker, but if I had to guess I would say that the differences between the functionalities of each are probably small. I have only aspell, but that would probably depend on the system.
If you installed them all individually, I would say that it would probably be sub optimal. If your variation on portage/apt-get/yum/etc. installed them all as dependencies, I would say you probably need them all. Each one of those spell checkers was probably installed for a specific binaries. You could go through and see if the programs could instead all use aspell for instance, then uninstall the rest, but that is up to you.Linux since: 2001
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- 11-07-2009 #3
I only installed ispell and aspell.
The other spell checkers were already there before, but I don't know which applications installed them.
What made you choose aspell and not ispell?
Is one better than the other?Fedora19.GNOME@Dell_Latitude_E6410