Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53911
Many common words missing from Norwegian dictionary
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:17 EDT
Description of Problem:
When spellchecking norwegian texts, errors are reported for many correctly
spelled words, even ones that are very common.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
aspell-no-0.2-1 or aspell-no-0.2-3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. aspell --language-tag=no -H check aspell-no.txt (see attachment.)
Several words reported as misspelled, including common ones like "fra"
(meaning "from") and "fulgt" (meaning "followed")
No errors; this text is taken from the web pages of Norsk Sprekred (The
Norwegian Language Council), so I'm assuming the spelling is correct.
Created attachment 32338 [details]
Sprakradet is the entity okaying "poebb", "roesj" and "soervis", so take
whatever comes from them with a big grain of salt.
That said, I've added the missing words to aspell-no-0.2-4.
The problem is that plenty of other words are missing, too. The point is really
that some of these are so common that I refuse to believe that they were left
out from the original wordlist. In other words, I believe there is *something*
wrong with the way the package is built, so adding some more words is not a
proper solution to the problem.
Created attachment 33360 [details]
Aspell wordlist; a result of using updated dictionary very briefly
Created attachment 33841 [details]
Updated version of wordlist
I think the following test is quite interesting:
mv .aspell.norwegian.pws aspell.txt
aspell --language-tag=no list < aspell.txt
This normally lists the complete contents of the wordlist, of course, but if I do
rpm -Uvh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/aspell-no-0.1-8.i386.rpm --force
whith Red Hat 7.0 Disc 2 inserted, then repeat, all I get is
% aspell --language-tag=no list < aspell.txt
In other words, most of the words missing in the Red Hat 7.1 and current Raw
Hide versions of aspell-no were actually there in the Red Hat 7.0 release.
aspell-no-0.3-1 should have this, and more