an dearbhair beag scottish gaelic spellchecker Scottish Gaelic Spellchecker

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

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 300,000 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 1.7 million 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!

Homepage: http://www.faclair.com

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 3.3 Improvements to lexicon and fixes 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    Several Improvements in 3.2

    • Bigger lexicon
    • Fixed wrong accent conversion in loanwords (e.g. María » Marìa)
    • Set Nosplitsugs to prevent false compounds from being suggested
    • Added more REP (replace) lines to improve suggestions for typos which are too distant for the Hunspell algorithm (e.g. ceithreamh now suggests ceathramh)
    Download
  • 3.2 Several improvements in 3.2:
    - bigger lexicon
    - fixed wrong accent conversion in loanwords (e.g. María » Marìa)
    - set NOSPLITSUGS to prevent false compounds from being suggested
    - added more REP lines to improve suggestions for typos Hunspell has no g
    3.3 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL Download
  • 3.1 More words, fixed some errors 3.3 GPL Download
  • 3.0 Bigger lexicon 3.3 GPL Download
  • 3.0 Bigger lexicon 3.3 GPL Download
  • 2.9 Barrachd fhaclan, mearachdan air an ceartachadh 3.3 GPL Mar a thuirt mi, tha barrachd fhaclan ann (barrachd air 1.1 millean) is mar is àbhaist, chaidh àireamh (bheag) de mhearachdan a thoirt às. Download
  • 2.8 Extended vocabulary 3.3 GPL Extended vocabulary Download
  • 2.7 More words checked 3.3 GPL More words checked (over 700,000 now) Download
  • 2.6 More words, removed some wrong forms 3.3 GPL More words, removed some wrong forms Download
  • 2.5 - the usual dictionary improvements (bigger, some errors fixed)
    - new noun categories tagged properly
    - nascent support for (English) proper nouns
    3.3 GPL

    - the usual dictionary improvements (bigger, some errors fixed)
    - new noun categories tagged properly
    - nascent support for (English) proper nouns

    Download
  • 2.3 Improved dictionary
    Now preventing erroneous compounding e.g. mi + nàdarra > mi-nàdarra
    3.3 GPL Download
  • 2.2 Bigger dictionary file, some bad forms removed 3.3 GPL Download
  • 2.1 Fixed h- n- t- issue (weren't correctly applied to non-root forms) 3.3 GPL Download
  • 2.0 Dictionary built only on Am Faclair Beag entries excluding Dwelly's, various language specific fixes 3.3 GPL Download

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