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Pidgin: Spellchecker

Is there a way to add the spell checker plugin to pidgin portable 2.1.1? I looked at the site and did a quick google search and located nothing. Thanks for any help.

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Install Locally

1. Install ASpell locally
2. Copy ASpell into PidginPortable\App\Aspell
3. Uninstall Aspell from the PC

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Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

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John

What do you think about an Aspell installer?
I would do one.
Is it legal?
Could we include it here?
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Nope

Although ASpell is open source (GPL, I believe), the dictionaries are not. So, they can't be hosted on SourceForge. Even distribution of many of them is legally questionable.

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OK

Thanks for the fast answer Wink
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So why not use/create a different dictionary?

So why not use/create a different dictionary that is open and compatible with Aspell?

Miranda apparently does, something about one from open office.

Have I missed something?

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Ask Aspell

This question would be better asked at Aspell.

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You sure?

Are you sure?

http://aspell.net/win32 shows the English dictionary package as copyrighted, but installing it shows a licensure notice that is a mixture of copyleft and public licenses (standard stuff: commercial use has to get written permission, copyright notice must be maintained, etc).

The file for the English dictionary package itself is hosted at http://ftp.gnu.org.

The website that it shows for the English dictionary is hosted at http://wordlist.sourceforge.net The overwhelming majority of dictionaries listed there are explicitly GPL, even if the English dictionary is not.

So, between the license notice, where the package is hosted, and where the homepage for the word list is located ... I'd say that this qualifies as distributable, at the very least.

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Not Open Source

If it says "commercial use has to get written permission" then it's not open source.
http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd

It may be distributable... but not via SourceForge.net (our current download host), Google Code, etc.

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Hmm

I see that, since it implies that permission could be denied.

I guess it's more of a question for ftp://ftp.gnu.org, but isn't it then in violation gnu.org hosting policies, too?

Aspell itself, and the dictionaries that are released as GPL? Would these be within scope still?

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