aspell (command line)

Discussion in 'Misc' started by Hans Georg Schaathun, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    does anyone here run aspell on the command line on mac os x?

    I wonder what the best way to install it is. Most of the google
    hits concern cocoAspell, which I am not quite prepared to learn
    at the minute.

    So far, I have used brew to install aspell, something which
    went smoothly. The problem is, I cannot find the dictionaries
    (Norwegian ones in particular). If I have to, I guess I can
    find a source distribution and figure out where and how to install,
    but I don't think it should be that cumbersome on a modern OS,
    especially one with a reputation for being user friendly :)

    Does anyone have a hint or an experience to share?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    --
    :-- Hans Georg
     
    Hans Georg Schaathun, Oct 6, 2011
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  2. Hans Georg Schaathun

    Bob Harris Guest

    In article <>,
    Hans Georg Schaathun <> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > does anyone here run aspell on the command line on mac os x?
    >
    > I wonder what the best way to install it is. Most of the google
    > hits concern cocoAspell, which I am not quite prepared to learn
    > at the minute.
    >
    > So far, I have used brew to install aspell, something which
    > went smoothly. The problem is, I cannot find the dictionaries
    > (Norwegian ones in particular). If I have to, I guess I can
    > find a source distribution and figure out where and how to install,
    > but I don't think it should be that cumbersome on a modern OS,
    > especially one with a reputation for being user friendly :)
    >
    > Does anyone have a hint or an experience to share?
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance,


    I installed aspell via Fink.sf.net, but you could most likely use
    MacPorts.org as well.
     
    Bob Harris, Oct 7, 2011
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  3. Hans Georg Schaathun

    Warren Oates Guest

    In article
    <-september.org>,
    Bob Harris <-Harris.us> wrote:

    > I installed aspell via Fink.sf.net, but you could most likely use
    > MacPorts.org as well.


    I have it in /usr/local/bin, which means I probably compiled it myself.
    It can't be that difficult, then.

    http://aspell.net/
    --
    Why do we say Chicken of the Sea but not Tuna of the Farm?
    -- Thomas Pynchon
     
    Warren Oates, Oct 7, 2011
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  4. Hans Georg Schaathun

    Øyvind Rise Guest

    Hans Georg Schaathun <> wrote:

    > So far, I have used brew to install aspell, something which
    > went smoothly. The problem is, I cannot find the dictionaries
    > (Norwegian ones in particular). If I have to, I guess I can
    > find a source distribution and figure out where and how to install,
    > but I don't think it should be that cumbersome on a modern OS,
    > especially one with a reputation for being user friendly :)


    I guess You could to try to install some dictionaries on top of what You
    already have installed.

    <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/nn/>
    <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/nb/>

    Use the same procedure on all dicts:
    cd <decompressed folder>
    ../configure
    make
    make install

    ....and testing after installation:

    aspell dump dicts

    --
    Øyvind Rise
     
    Øyvind Rise, Oct 11, 2011
    #4
  5. On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:19:00 +0200, Øyvind Rise
    <> wrote:
    : I guess You could to try to install some dictionaries on top of what You
    : already have installed.
    :
    : <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/nn/>
    : <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/nb/>
    :
    : Use the same procedure on all dicts:
    : cd <decompressed folder>
    : ./configure
    : make
    : make install
    :
    : ...and testing after installation:
    :
    : aspell dump dicts

    Thanks a lot. That was reasonably straight forward.
    I'll wait for an opportunity to test the Norwegian dictionary,
    but the 'british' one which I installed in the same way
    does work.

    Also thanks to those whose suggestions I did not test.

    --
    :-- Hans Georg
     
    Hans Georg Schaathun, Oct 11, 2011
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