Package Details: enchant-pure 2.2.7-1

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Package Base: enchant-pure
Description: A wrapper library for pure and generic spell checking for all languages, supporting Aspell and Myspell/Hunspell backend engines
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Licenses: LGPL
Conflicts: enchant
Provides: enchant
Submitter: sbmomeni
Maintainer: sbmomeni
Last Packager: sbmomeni
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.428040
First Submitted: 2013-07-31 19:47
Last Updated: 2019-09-15 02:56

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cfr42 commented on 2013-07-31 22:57

I think you should alter the description to reflect the fact that this does also support hunspell since that provides at least a little more support for the claim that it supports "all" languages.

sbmomeni commented on 2013-07-31 20:03

This package provides 'enchant' package.
It fixes some of compile time warnings by the 'warnings-fix.patch' file.
It only depends on packages which are required to support 'Aspell' and 'Myspell' backends.

Unfortunately, the 'enchant' package in the 'extra' repository has non-required dependencies, contradicting the Arch's minimalist approach.
It depends upon the 'hspell' and installs 'Hebrew' dictionary on all systems by default.
This is reported at <>.
However, maintainer refuses to omit 'hspell' dependency, while the 'hunspell-he' package is already available in the 'extra' repo (at <>) for 'Hebrew' language. Argued reason can be summarized as: "hspell is a small dependency and it outperforms hunspell-he, so I want to keep it there".

If you feel bad about this contradicting situation, please show your support by voting for this pure package.