Re: spell check flags possesive apostrophes as a misspell?

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Fri Feb 25 2005 - 20:44:54 CET

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, tigre klaw wrote:

> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:36:24 -0800 (PST)
> From: tigre klaw <>
> To:
> Subject: spell check flags possesive apostrophes as a misspell?
> Greetings,
> I'm a new AbiWord user (Version 2.2.4, downloaded in
> install ready form, from the AbiWord site, running on
> Windows XP).

Abiword on windows uses a spell checker engine called ispell.
It is very old and known to not to give the best suggestions.

The Linux versions of abiword have the option to use other spellchecker
engines and aspell is supposed to give much better suggestions than

There is not a whole lot that can be done to improve the
ispell spellchecker.

I'm not sure what the developers plans our but I believe some of them
would like to drop ispell in favour of more modern spell checkers.

Hopefully someone else can provide a more detailed response

> PS Sorry if this is a duplicate. I believe I sent the
> first before I was fully subscribed to the list, and
> thus was not certain it was received by the list.

I don't see any duplicates, they probably got trapped and dealt with by
the list admin.


Alan Horkan

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