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Take a look at some of the things that are being discussed as changes for Oxford English.

Maybe some of the "weirdness" was from that type of source.

Spelling of "common" words change as the language changes. Look at the different versions of French and German listed on the dictionary lists. Look at the fact that there are over 20 localized Spanish versions.

The English language came from adding words from other languages and cultures. As we more more into the second decade of the 21st century, more and more words are added to English then ever before. I remember doing a dictionary project in a college environment for an Asian company where the spelling dictionary had about 178,000 words. Now the word lists are over 600,000 words. I have looked into "rare spellings" of words that would place the word list over 1,000,000 spelling words. If you buy the largest dictionary, it is in multiple volume set, of the last time I looked for such a thing.

So, who knows, the "offencive" spelling may be correct to some new standard. Or, it could have been just some "weird" error by the creators of the different master word lists that my .dic file were developed from. Actually, I still have to add several hundred words that I found that is currently missing from my 638K lists.

On 06/16/2012 05:38 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
It's a bit weird because in English (UK) defence is right but defense is not. Of course nothing can be 100% right all the time. Regards from Tom :)

--- On Sat, 16/6/12, webmaster-Kracked_P_P<>  wrote:

From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: spell checking - corrected
Date: Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 20:25

On 06/16/2012 02:50 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
On 06/16/2012 02:26 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
On 2012-06-16 11:04 AM webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
See if this British [en-UK] English dictionary works for you.  It may be what you are looking for, or not.  
But it does have over 638,000 words.  The original "master list" claimed to be British English, and 
not Oxford English.
I use your Canadian English 638K dictionary and it has the incorrect spelling "defencive" and 
The correct spelling is "defensive" and "offensive" in Canadian, UK, and US English.

Well I will check it out.

The master list is not mine, but was gathered from several sources.  I was told that the lists were 
99.999% correct, since there cannot be a 100% in anything.

Will get back to you.

it is 3:18 pm local time
If you wait till 3:25 local time

my corrected Canadian and British .dic files will be uploaded for the following dictionaries.
Right now my uploading speeds are at 1/4 my normal speeds do to a major bandwidth issue.

I will look at the other lists later.

please if you let me know there is a bad spelling word, i.e. it tells you a word is spelled 
correctly when it is not, let me know which of my KPP dictionaries has the problem.  I will try to 
get it fixed as quickly as I have time for.

As I stated before, the master word lists were 99.999% correct, but no word list can be 100%.

2 out of 638,000 words not spelled correctly is a good percentage.

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