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Bug 128137 - RFE: please add aspell-bg
RFE: please add aspell-bg
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-07-19 04:36 EDT by Doncho N. Gunchev
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:46 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 50:0.50-3
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2004-10-19 16:25:36 EDT
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aspell-bg spec file (1.07 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-01 17:50 EDT, Doncho N. Gunchev
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Description Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-07-19 04:36:22 EDT
I've created a rpm package from for aspell - aspell-bg. It is
available at
 I used aspell-en-0.51-6.1.ker.rhel3.src.rpm's spec file as template.
The size is of the source package is 1.7Mb, binary package is 13Mb 
and when installed it takes 33-36 Mb. I belive we'll translate the
required po files in time to include Bulgarian in FC3 and aspell-bg
will be good to have too. I've tested the package while translating
system-logviewer and it works with kbabel, kwrite, kmail...
Comment 1 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-08-01 17:50:07 EDT
Created attachment 102343 [details]
aspell-bg spec file

It only needs to
Comment 2 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-08-05 04:48:01 EDT
As Fedora Core 3 test2 will have Bulgarian included it would be nice
to have this one too.
I've recompiled aspell-bg for FC3t1 and it is available from I did
some tests and it works fine with the following settings in kde:
  Dictionary: Bulgarian
  Encoding:   CP1251
  Client:     Aspell
and 'Consider run-together words as spelling errors' selected.
Is there something more that must/can be done?
Comment 3 Yanko Kaneti 2004-08-05 08:49:29 EDT
> Is there something more that can be done?

On a related note:

gnome-spell needs some fixing (like adding bg as a known language)
that would allow spellchecking in Evolution and other gnome apps.
I've managed to hack this together, but it was just a hack and not in
line with the extensive patching thats done in the Fedora gnome-spell rpm.

Somehow adding the spelling package without being able to support it
in the default desktop seems backwards.

Thanks for aspell-bg rpm.
Comment 4 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-08-06 07:53:30 EDT
    I use only KDE (and it works fine with this package). Can you
provide more details about gnome-spell? What did you hack?
    I added Bulgarian in gnome-spell-1.0.5/gnome-spell/dictionary.c,
but this did not help.
    PS: does this gnome problem belong here or a new bug against
gnome-spell should be entered?
Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2004-08-24 15:04:41 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 129520 ***
Comment 6 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-09-27 17:12:27 EDT
    I reopen this bug since it's not fixed - there's still no
aspell-bg in the development tree. I have attached a spec file to bug
# 129520, so I don't attach it here again.
Comment 7 Eido Inoue 2004-10-14 16:04:03 EDT
It should be in the development tree for fc3 now.
Comment 8 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-10-16 18:35:04 EDT
    Many thanks for aspell-bg, but I reopen this bug because there are
problems with the package (If I should open separate bug please tell me).
    I see your aspell-bg package is based on aspell-bg-0.50-0.tar.bz2,
which is older than aspell-bg-4.0.tar.gz. The problem with 0.50 it is
that it uses koi8-r (our 'official' encoding is cp-1251) and
'soundslike none' in bg.dat. I tought I can iconv the dictionary, but
there's another big problem with it - it includes a huge (about 1/2)
number of wrong words. You can verify this with this command (bg.cwl
is from aspell-bg-0.50-0.tar.bz2):
word-list-compress d < bg.cwl | iconv -f koi8-r -t utf8 | sort >
    At the end of the file (bg.cwl.txt) you'll see a number of words
that start with two equal letters 'я'(ia) like 'яямата' - there's no
such word in Bulgarian.
    In aspell-bg-4.0 these problems are fixed and it includes about
65000 words. There are also aspell5-bg-4.0-0 and aspell6-bg-0.02, so I
contacted Radostin Radnev and am waiting for response. When I know
what package should be used (I hope in 2-3 days) I'll attach a new
spec file and add the information I've gathered.
    PS: all files can be downloaded from bgoffice's sourceforge page - or directly - Thanks again.
Comment 9 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-10-17 15:36:37 EDT
    I got response from Radostin Radnev. He says that all version
except the last one on are wrong. He says all previous
versions were converted from the ispell's author to koi8-r and thet
don't work (infact, they have huge amount of mistakes).
    I assume that by 'last version' he means aspell-bg-0.50-2, because
all other are released on the same date too
    I'll not attach the whole spec file, because the original one
needs just these changes:
--- cut ---
%define langrelease 2
--- cut ---
    PS: I see there are aspell-bg-4.0.tar.gz, aspell6-bg-0.02.tar.bz2
and aspell5-bg-4.0-0.tar.bz2, but the files inside do not differ (only
comments and unesential files). I tested the new package and it works
fine with encoding CP-1251 as it must be.

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