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On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Peter Ruwoldt <> wrote:
I am wanting to develop a Pitjantjatjara spell checker for
LibreOffice.  Pitjantjatjara is one of a number of indigenous
languages from Central Australia.  I'm hoping that what we learn from
doing this will enable us to develop spell check dictionaries for
other Australian indigenous languages.
I have a list of words in a unicode text file where each word is on a
new line.  There are about 2300 lines/words.
I have no idea what to do next and I would appreciate clues for the next steps.

Dear Peter,
    I've helped create spell checking dictionaries for a number of
minority and endangered languages and would be happy to help you with
    As others have already indicated, you will probably want to
combine your word list with an affix file that encodes any common
prefixes and suffixes in the language.   I can help write that but
I'll need lots of input from you to do so.   I also have scripts that
can package your word list up so that it is usable as an extension in
either Firefox or OpenOffice/LibreOffice.
   2300 words is a great start - in Irish we say "Tús maith leath na
hoibre" - a good start is half the work.

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