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Is there a GUI for any spelling program

asked 2017-08-27 01:03:34 -0600

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Most spelling programs, such as hunspell, aspell or ispell have a text based interface. These are very difficult to use, mainly because it difficult to go backwards or start in the middle of the document.

Is there a true GUI for these programs?

Of course I could copy and paste to Libreoffice, but this as its problems, because *spell recognizes LaTeX or other markup and Libreoffice will not.

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answered 2017-08-30 02:03:27 -0600

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thanks for the pointers. gtkspell is a gui library, unfortunately the links to demos using gtkspell seem to be broken.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2017-09-01 13:39:24 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-08-29 13:40:11 -0600

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updated 2017-08-29 13:42:24 -0600

Geany with geany-plugins-spellcheck works with hunpsell dictionaries. As for backwards, most of text editors can do this. You have to search for it.

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Of course, I could spell-check with gedit, the problem is that the spell checker will not recognize the markup and have a lot of false positives. the command line versions can skip (most of) the markup, but it has other interface drawbacks.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2017-09-01 13:40:45 -0600 )edit

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