[arch-general] hunspell-en

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 18:35:51 UTC 2016

On 04/08/2016 01:39 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a reason that hunspell-en is likely broken all the times, after
> there was the switch to the new version scheme?
> A bug against the new package is already reported:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/48839
>   $ downgrade hunspell-en
>   Available packages:
>      1) hunspell-en-2016.01.19-1-any.pkg.tar.xz (local)
>      2) hunspell-en-2016.01.19-1-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      3) hunspell-en-2015.05.18-4-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      4) hunspell-en-2015.05.18-3-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      5) hunspell-en-2015.05.18-2-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      6) hunspell-en-2015.05.18-1-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      7) hunspell-en-7.1-3-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>      8) hunspell-en-7.1-2-any.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
>   select a package by number: 7
> Perhaps not all 6 versions are broken, at least the last version that I
> used without issues was 7.1-3.
> Regards,
> Ralf

It isn't broken for me... According to that bug report, Claws is
interpreting a *.dic file to say that the first word in a sentence
should not be capitalized. That isn't a packaging bug for hunspell-en,
although it *could* be an upstream bug in either the hunspell
dictionaries or in Claws.

FWIW, Firefox, Thunderbird, and a few other programs don't seem to be
showing errors for or against capitalization of words. Which does seem
to be the job of a grammar checker anyway...

Note: My language is set to en_US

Eli Schwartz

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