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I am having some problems finding a Hunspell spell checker that can handle
smart (or curly) quotes in words such as wouldn’t, couldn’t, etc.

I noticed that many Hunspell spell checkers don’t work properly with them,
so I investigated a bit and found that the ICONV command can be used in the
.aff file to make this possible. The ‘LibreOffice American British Canadian
- spelling/hyphen/thesaurus dictionaries’ (available here:
makes use of the ICONV command, and seems to work with curly quote sin
words. However, I also noticed that the list contains a lot of incorrect
words, such as ‘wouldn’, and ‘couldn’. 

Who should I ask this question to? Is anyone here in charge of these


PS: We are currently discussing the topic of using curly quote in Hunspell
in the CafeTran (a CAT tool) mailing list, here:!topic/cafetranslators/KxSEd23J77Y

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