Ticket #6104 (new task)
unifying spelling and dictionaries
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bug #5009 requests Hunspell "as it is the only free spellchecker that support features needed for a good Arabic spell checker".
Ideally OLPC would have one spelling engine, one extensible set of dictionaries, and a common dictionary for user-added words.
XULRunner thus Browse uses hunspell, I believe using dictionaries in /usr/lib/xulrunner-nnn/dictionaries. I think Abiword thus Write uses the enchant library which in OLPC is currently configured for aspell and myspell, not hunspell. I don't know what other XO apps use.
I think getting enchant and XULRunner to use the same hunspell dictionaries is "just configuration".
http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-September/msg00225.html is a useful thread on unifying.