[ubuntu-in] importing aspell-hi dictionary into another computer

Dinbandhu dinbandhu at sprynet.com
Fri Apr 3 19:15:22 BST 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 22:34 +0530, "Manish Sinha (मनीष सिन्हा)" wrote:
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Thank you for your kind reply and information.

I do not know whether Gora Mohanty is still a member of this list, or
whether his email address has perhaps changed. He is perhaps the most
knowledgeable person with regard to the aspell-hi spellchecker, but for
several months I had been unable to reach him. If anyone has further
information as to how to reach him, kindly let me know.

Since my last letter I have experimented further with the aspell-hi, and
here is what I have found. In my old computer--in which the motherboard
went bad a week ago--the spellchecker was working fine. So now I have
gotten a new computer, and installed the aspell-hi using Synaptic. Upon
installing it, it works fine. That is, those words which it has in its
dictionary it correctly recognizes to be correct, and those words not in
the dictionary it correctly marks with a red line. But the dictionary's
word list has many mistakes in it-- wrongly spelled words that do not
belong, plus many, many missing words and especially verb forms. Over
the course of many months I gradually removed most of the misspelled
words from its system-wide dictionary file, and added many needed words
and verb forms into the personalized dictionary file. There is one
system-wide dictionary file (hi.cwl), and two personal dictionary files
(.aspell.hi.prepl and .aspell.hi.pws). These three files I pasted in the
places where they belong, in my new computer. The hi.cwl file I first
compressed into the form hi.cwl.gz., as that is how it currently appears
in aspell. Once I pasted these three files in their respective places,
the Hindi spellchecker still runs i.e. one can set the spellchecker
language to Hindi, and upon asking it to check a text document it will
do so-- but it underlines ALL the words in red. So the lists are not
working for some reason. This is the critical point about which I need

Thank you,

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