irish language spell checker thesaurus and hyphenation patterns Irish Spellchecker

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This extension installs resources for the Irish language: a spell checker (GaelSpell), a thesaurus, and rules for correct hyphenation of Irish words.


Installing this extension will provide three packages essential for creating documents in Irish (Gaelic):

  • GaelSpell. The best Irish spell checker, freely available since 2000.
  • Líonra Séimeantach na Gaeilge. The first full-scale Irish language thesaurus.
  • Hyphenation patterns. Rules for correctly breaking Irish words.


Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 5.0 An chéad leagan ó Fheabhra 2016. Níos mó ná 12000 focal nua. 3.3 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    Tá na mionsonraí maidir leis an leagan seo ar fáil ó shuíomh an tionscadail.

  • 4.8 Corresponding to release of GaelSpell 4.8. Tens of thousands of new words added. 3.3 GPL Download
  • 4.5 Spell checking dictionary updated to version 4.5. OOo-specific changes applied to hyphenation patterns. 3.3 GPL

    This release of the extension contains the following versions:

    GaelSpell 4.5, released 26 July 2010 (GPLv2)
    Líonra Séimeantach na Gaeilge 1.001, released 1 October 2007 (GFDL)
    Irish hyphenation dictionary, released, released 20 February 2004 (GPLv2)

    See the following web pages for more information on these projects:



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