ANN: PyEnchant 1.1.0

Ryan Kelly ryan at
Tue Mar 8 14:40:05 CET 2005

I'm pleased to announce the release of PyEnchant version 1.1.0.  This
release includes several major changes and additions of functionality:

  * Shiny new sourceforge site:
  * Preliminary support for input/output with unicode objects as well as
standard python strings
  * Windows installer now comes with MySpell as the default instead of
ISpell, which generally gives better results.  This backend is
compatible with dictionaries from the project.  ISpell
support is also still present
  * The enchant.tokenize package provides functions for splitting text
into its component words
  * The enchant.utils.SpellChecker class implements a high-level
spellchecking loop over a chunk of text

Unfortunately I dont have much experience with unicode so the
preliminary support for it might be a little flaky.  Anyone who can help
with testing this out, would be very gratefully appreciated.




Enchant ( is the spellchecking
package behind the AbiWord word processor, is being considered for
inclusion in the KDE office suite, and is proposed as a standard. It's completely cross-platform because
it wraps the native spellchecking engine to provide a uniform

PyEnchant brings this simple, powerful and flexible spellchecking
engine to Python:

Current Version: 1.1.0
Licence: LGPL with exemptions, as per Enchant itself

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