Spell checking and Python
wtrenker at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 18 14:29:10 CET 2003
Jarek Zgoda wrote:
> Maybe myspell-python?
> This is repackaged original library by Karl W. MacMillan. I finally
> found a maitainer for this piece of code and I hope it will be actively
Might want to apply the following patch to __init__.py so that the dictionary files are located relative to the installation directory. When I first tried running myspell-python (Linux Python 2.3.2) I got a traceback -- the dictionary path was wrong compared with where setup.py actually installed the dictionaries.
After the fix, myspell-python worked very well. The list of suggested spellings for a given word is quite good.
--- __init__.py-original Wed Jun 11 13:41:23 2003
+++ __init__.py Thu Dec 18 13:18:24 2003
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@
# break on other platforms.
self.dicts_path = sys.prefix + "/myspell-dicts/"
if sys.platform != 'win32':
- self.dicts_path = "/usr/share/myspell-dicts/"
+ self.dicts_path = sys.prefix + "/share/myspell-dicts/"
core.MySpellBase.__init__(self, self.dicts_path + "en_US.aff",
self.dicts_path + "en_US.dic")
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