Updated: aspell-0.60.5-1: A spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell

Dr. Volker Zell dr.volker.zell@oracle.com
Tue Dec 18 16:32:00 GMT 2007


New versions of 'aspell/aspell-dev/aspell-doc/libaspell15' have been uploaded
to a server near you.

 !!! The swedish dictionary has to be rebuild for this version !!!

Cygwin NEWS:

 o Maintainer change
 o Switched to cygport build framework
aspell NEWS:

 A lot:

  o http://aspell.net/0.61/man-html/ChangeLog.html

GNU Aspell is a spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell.  It
can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker.  Its
main feature is that it does a much better job of suggesting possible
replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell
checker out there for the English language.  Unlike Ispell, Aspell can
also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special
dictionary.  Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale
setting.  Other advantages over Ispell include support for using
multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal
dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'aspell' from
the 'Text' category (it should already be selected).

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Dr. Volker Zell
volunteer cygwin aspell maintainer

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