[Debian-arabic-packages] The future of aspell-ar package

Lior Kaplan kaplan at debian.org
Sat Oct 7 15:55:59 UTC 2006

Mohammed Sameer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 01:17:21AM +0200, Lior Kaplan wrote:
>> Since no answered the mail, I'll start with my opinions.
>> Lior Kaplan wrote:
>>> Issues for decision:
>>> 1. Should we ship an aspell-ar package in Etch.
>> Of course we should, and I think of the users as a reason. I prefer that
>> they will have something to spell check with than not having it at all.
> Even if it contains some errors ?

I can't check the percentage of errors, but I guess we should call for
people to help sorting them out. Arabeyes sounds like a good place to start.

>>> 3. There's an option to package both.
>> I don't think so with out seeing more work done on the large dictionary.
>> Unless someone asks for this directly.
> well, Considering that mine and the one by google contain errors but the one by
> google has a lot of words and cover the language better. I guess we should package
> their work ?

Fine. I think I would package the Google list as aspell-ar-large and let
the users decide. Since the it's such a large list it will slow most
applications that use this list.


Lior Kaplan
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Lior Kaplan
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