Improve our spell checker offering on Mac

Francesco Lodolo [:flod] flod at lodolo.net
Sat Dec 24 08:01:20 UTC 2016


Never mind, now I understand the issue (not finding the typo, but the 
alternative offered in the context menu).
> Hi Tim,
> I might be wrong, but it sounds like you're complaining about the 
> functionality (Hunspell support) when the problem is actually with the 
> dictionary you're using (not sure if the default one, or another English).
>
> For example 'cesee' is correctly marked as an error for me with
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/united-states-english-spellche/
>
> Francesco
>
> [1] 
> https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/log/default/extensions/spellcheck/locales/en-US/hunspell/en-US.dic
>> I've find the first one after I decided to intentionally collect 
>> them. Will put them here:
>>
>> https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/humspell-v-s-osxspell
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Tim Guan-tin Chien 
>> <timdream at mozilla.com <mailto:timdream at mozilla.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     English. Hunspell couldn't find the correct spellings from many
>>     of my my bad spellings where OSX spell could.
>>
>>     I am sorry that I couldn't give example at hand since Alfred
>>     doesn't keep a long history of what's being typed.
>>
>>     On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 10:14 PM, Ehsan Akhgari
>>     <ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com <mailto:ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         What is the concrete problem with Hunspell?  Is it missing
>>         words?  What language are you spell checking?
>>
>>         On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Tim Guan-tin Chien
>>         <timdream at mozilla.com <mailto:timdream at mozilla.com>> wrote:
>>
>>             I am consistently burned by our own hunspell and I found
>>             myself copy-and-paste words to Alfred all the time just
>>             to get the right spelling from osxspell. I am not sure if
>>             we have any studies on this (and maybe put our spell
>>             checker onto the "great or dead" track).
>>
>>             This is the five digit bug to work on if we want to
>>             address it:
>>             https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86886
>>             <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86886>
>>
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>>         -- 
>>         Ehsan
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