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Andras, thanks for your reply.

When we initiated the creation of the Esperanto and Afrikaans spelling data we were aware of one 
Esperanto implementation that was not actively maintained.
We am now aware of three Esperanto implementations.
So at this stage I will refrain from submitting a fourth Esperanto implementation.

Seeing that Esperanto has regular conjugations, there can be various approaches to the creation of the 
".aff" conjugation rules.
A common flaw of the Esperanto spellcheck implementations is that they tend to produce false positives, 
especially when the ".aff" rules are complicated.
Maybe some evaluation of the various Esperanto spellcheck implementations is needed ...

Could you please help our participation by answering a few questions:
1) What is the "standard" way for an end-user to add/install a spellcheck language?
2) (How) Would an "upstream repository" become part of the "standard" install for an end-user?
3) What is a reasonable interval between the submission of spellcheck file updates?
4) Can these updates be submitted through the mailing list?


On 28/03/19 12:04 PM, Andras Timar wrote:
Hi Donald,

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 9:38 PM Donald < <>> wrote:

    I noticed that there is no spell checker for Esperanto in LO.
    (I use the extension mentioned at:
    It would be good if users could enable Esperanto spell checking in
    same way that one can enable many other language.

    What is the relationship between (Hunspell) spell checkers and
    extensions in the same language?
    Esperanto is not mentioned on the Development/Dictionaries page:
    or in the linked page:

    I can supply a pair of Hunspell files (.aff and .dic) for Esperanto
    based on the Esperanto thesaurus at produced in
    collaboration with Kris van der Merwe. The .dic file contains over

    How should I proceed?

You are right, there are many more dictionary extensions on various sites, than "internal" dictionaries in LibreOffice source code.

For the internal dictionaries, the situation is different case by case. Sometimes the dictionary has an upstream repository, and maintainer  send patch to LibreOffice or ask a developer to create a patch based on a new release. In other cases the dictionary was committed once and it is unmaintained in LibreOffice.

In case of Esperanto, I see at least two upstream versions on
Did I understand you well, that you would like to submit a 3rd one?

Best regards,
Andras Timar


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