Spell checkers

Spell checkers

Spelling is both a quality issue for localisation but also a vitality issue for languages. Without a good spell checker users a faced with most of their text underlined in red, or a spell checker that has such a low success rate that it doesn't promote the value of the language.

This sub-project looks at building spell checkers and diacritic correctors that address some large languages in Africa but that create tools and implementations that can be reused by other African's in related languages.

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ANLoc conference 2010

26/04/2020
30/04/2020
Africa/Johannesburg
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ANLoc Project
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Fonts
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Keyboards
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Locales
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Localisation Tools
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Localise software
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Network activities
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Spell checkers
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Terminology
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Training
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Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Several ANLoc partners are meeting in South Africa to report on the year's activities and discuss the way forward.

HLT Day for the National HLT Network - 2010

27/01/2020
Africa/Johannesburg
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ANLoc Project
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Localisation Tools
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Network activities
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Spell checkers
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CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria

Dwayne and Friedel will be presenting speed papers and doing a presentation and poster sessions at the HLT day for the National Human Language Technologies Network.

Zulu spell checker available

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Spell checkers
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20090529

This is the result of the Zulu spell checker project in ANLoc. Making a spell checker for Zulu is a wonderful journey and we definitely hope we can continue to improve it in future. Join Translate.org.za to improve this further.

The available files are extensions for OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla applications (Firefox, Thunderbird) respectively.

Google Chrome uses Hunspell

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Spell checkers

The Google Chrome web browser offers spell checking abilities similar to Firefox. It does this by means of the Hunspell spell checker - the same one used by Firefox and OpenOffice.org. Hunspell is used by several pieces of software these days. In fact, almost all spell checking on new Linux distributions are done through Hunspell.

This is all good news considering that the ANLoc spell checker project implemented its spell checkers with Hunspell. Hopefully we'll be able to have Google Chrome also working with our spell checkers in the near future.

Spell checkers presentation at Sokhna

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Spell checkers

This is the slides that Peter and I used in my presentation in Sokhna about the spell checker project.