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03.05.2016 u 17:58, Michael Bauer je napisao/la:

Sgrìobh Kruno na leanas 03/05/2016 aig 16:51:

will not and can not be resolved.

Who's dictionary to include to that single repository, how to merge them, how to resolve different concepts (what to include, what to exclude), how to merge affix files with different affix classes (that will be a mess). Why you think that included dictionary is 'standard' and is better then the other one? How to introduce those guys not knowing each other? The other guy will give up his work? Who will hunt all those 'other' guys telling them 'Yo, dude, leave that, do this shit!'

How will such a repository resolve competition between two English dictionaries?
I think this is less of a problem that it might seem at first glance. To begin with, there are not that many dictionaries which have active competing teams. Even en-GB (where you might expect a flurry of competition) only has a single maintainer.

First I think you gather in all those projects willing to participate, then you rescue the dead ones and then you try and work out arrangements with competing dictionaries. I don't see a reason which such a resource could not host multiple dictionaries for the same locale, even if it somehow selects one for default inclusion. Many locales have pre and post spelling reform variants anyway so you have to allow for multiples anyway so if you had 3 competing en-US dictionaries, you just label them differently if the differences cannot be reconciled.

My point: it should be repository for maintaining hunspell's dictionaries and building extensions for other project - that's fine, but don't expect it to be lively as Pootle and translations - it's just not gonna happen, that's not realistic.
It won't and that's a good thing, here too many cooks will certainly spoil the broth

Did I get it all wrong?

Hit me hard,
No, I think I had thoughts similar to your going through my head but I think the concept still has legs if we pull together.


I see... (and we shall see).

It's always seemed logical to me for Hunspell project to host 'official' dictionaries. Since it's lacking this feature -- here is a chance for LO to play this card right.

No doubt, it could become huge.

Thanks for clarifications,

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