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Scottish Gaelic Spellchecker

An Dearbhair Bheag - an open (GOC and traditional spelling) spellchecker for Scottish Gaelic

Project Description

This will add a Scots Gaelic spell-checking extension to your local version of LibreOffice. It is based on database behind Am Faclair Beag and contains over 180,000 roots and rules that handle things like lenition, initial n- t- h-, endings such as -sa, -eigin and so on. As a result, it will spellcheck just over 900,000 words, making it by far the biggest Gaelic spellchecker to date. Please note the following:

  • This is an open spellchecker. Whichever spelling school you follow, there are gaps and inconsistencies in all of them. Therefore this tool will accept any spelling that is correct in both traditional systems and GOC. For example, it will accept mór and mòr, doras and dorus and dàinig and tàinig. It's up to you to pick a system and follow it.

If you already have Check spelling as you type activated in LibreOffice (i.e. you see red lines appear under mis-spelled words), you usually need to do the following to spellcheck Gaelic:

  • Innealan/Tools
  • Cànan/Language
  • Airson…/For…
  • Gàidhlig
  • Ok. You can now see the suggestions for mis-spelled Gaelic words by right-clicking on an underlined word.

If you haven't got Check spelling as you type activated in LibreOffice (i.e. you do not see red lines appear under mis-spelled words), you usually need to do the following to spellcheck Gaelic:

  • Innealan/Tools
  • Roghainnean/Options
  • Roghainnean cànain/Language Settings
  • Innealan-taic sgrìobhaidh/Writing Aids
  • Ceartaich an litreachadh fhad 's a bhios tu a' taidhpeadh/Check spelling as you type
  • Ok
  • Then proceed as above

 

If you're using the Gaelic version (i.e. all LibreOffice menus are in Gaelic already), you usually don't have to do any of that to get the spellchecker to work. If you're still using LibreOffice in English, why not give the Gàidhlig version a try?

If you have any problems, follow the link to Fòram na Gàidhlig and we'll do our best to help you!

Current Release
Scottish Gaelic Spellchecker 2.8

Released Mar 03, 2014 — tested with LibreOffice 3.3, LibreOffice 3.4, LibreOffice 3.5, LibreOffice 3.6, LibreOffice 4.0, LibreOffice 4.1, LibreOffice 4.2

Extended vocabulary
More about this release…

Download file Get Scottish Gaelic Spellchecker for All platforms
hunspell-gd-2.8.oxt
If you don't know, how to install an extension in LibreOffice, see our howto about installing extension for detailed instructions.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
2.8 Mar 03, 2014 Extended vocabulary More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
LibreOffice 3.6
LibreOffice 4.0
LibreOffice 4.1
LibreOffice 4.2
GPL final
2.7 Sep 06, 2013 More words checked More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
LibreOffice 3.6
LibreOffice 4.0
LibreOffice 4.1
GPL final
2.6 Apr 08, 2013 More words, removed some wrong forms More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
LibreOffice 3.6
LibreOffice 4.0
GPL final
2.5 Nov 16, 2012 - the usual dictionary improvements (bigger, some errors fixed) - new noun categories tagged properly - nascent support for (English) proper nouns More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
LibreOffice 3.6
GPL final
2.3 May 15, 2012 Improved dictionary Now preventing erroneous compounding e.g. mi + nàdarra > mi-nàdarra More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
LibreOffice 3.6
GPL final
2.2 Feb 08, 2012 Bigger dictionary file, some bad forms removed More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
LibreOffice 3.5
GPL final
2.1 Nov 29, 2011 Fixed h- n- t- issue (weren't correctly applied to non-root forms) More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
GPL final
2.0 Nov 04, 2011 Dictionary built only on Am Faclair Beag entries excluding Dwelly's, various language specific fixes More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4
GPL final
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