Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21248
Plurals of accented words
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:59 EDT
The spelling check has a nasty bug: it fails on detect words were
pluralizacion means removing accents. I mean, this is correct:
singular --> plural
funcisn ---> funciones
seccisn ---> secciones
while aspell-es suggests funcisnes y seccisnes that are wrong. Now,
the use od the spell checker to correct accents is one of the most
common in spanish (at least for native speakers of a language that does
not graphically write emphasized sillables, like Italian).
The previous package (ispell) got that right. Between this and the lack of
interface, I am quite unhappy with the switch...
Are these words in the wordlist?
As for the switch, ispell is a dead, non-maintained application. Also, aspell is
a lot better at giving suggestions.
I think the problems is the following (sorry for the original message, I didn't
realiza that bugzilla
is not 8-bit clean, so I will now write o' for accented o - char 243 in
"funcio'n" is in the wordlist: it is correctly accepted.
when making the plural, you should add -es and drop the accent, obtaining
aspell-es does not drop the accent, saying that "funcio'nes" is correct.
I tryed several -o'n words, and the problem is repeated.
Thank you for the very fast answer, BTW!
It looks like the wordlist itself contains this word... if you know of any good
one, please tell (or spellcheck the current one :)
:-) I don't know if it's of any help... but the spanish wordlist
of ispell by RedHat 6.2 was quite perfect.
I think I used that one to generate the new ones... anyway, I'll gladly accept
improved wordlists (see if you can extract a better one than I did for ispell),
but until that happens, there's not much I can't do about it.
I did find the time to have a look to it. The wordlist file did contain wrong
spanish plurals. So I rebuilt a word list with this procedure:
1) Installed old ispell.
2) Got the ispell-spanish source package.
3) Generated the wordlist with expansions, sorted, and uniq-ed
with correct LC_ALL locale (es_ES).
4) Repeated the step I found in the spec-file of aspell-es.
The results of all this you can find at http://usuarios.tripod.es/r_mano/linux/
in the files: words.spanish.bz2, and the new binary and source aspell-es
package. Please feel free to take it and do with it whatever you want.
I cannot assure this is the correct list, but I think that at this point is
the same as the old ispell wordlist was. I did not had to time to test it a
I do not change the bug status: I leave it in you hand. Bye,
Thanks a lot, I'll incorporate the dictionaries soonish. Reopening to keep me
OK, I've created aspell-es-0.2-1 which includes the new, fixed dictionary and
should show up in Rawhide eventually. Thanks a lot for your help.