ANN: PyEnchant 1.6.3 - now with OSX!

Ryan Kelly ryan at
Tue Aug 17 14:05:46 CEST 2010

Hi All,

  I'm pleased to announce the release of PyEnchant version 1.6.3:

  This release fixes a few bugs, but the biggest new feature is
precompiled binary distributions for Mac OS X.  They should be
considered experimental at this stage, but seem to work OK for me.

  If you're an OSX user, please try out one of the pre-built
distributions and let me know your results, successful or otherwise.
They should be usable on systems from Tiger to Snow Leopard, with both
32-bit and 64-bit python installs.




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 interface.

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

It also provides extended functionality including classes for tokenizing
text and iterating over the spelling errors in it, as well as a
ready-to-use text interface and wxPython dialog.

Current Version: 1.6.3
Licence: LGPL with exemptions, as per Enchant itself

ChangeLog for 1.6.3:

    * Bundle pre-compiled libraries for Mac OSX 10.4 and later.
    * Improved handling of unicode paths on win32.
    * Changed DLL loading logic for win32, to ensure that we don't
      accidentally load older versions of e.g. glib that may be on
     the DLL search path.
    * Added function get_enchant_version() to retreive the version
      string for the underlying enchant library.

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