Better hunspell-fr

This version of hunspell-fr is available at Fedora copr rpm Linux versions: Fedora, SUSE, EPEL, CENTOS, Mageia, Mandriva.

1. description

The hunspell -fr 7.0 source files included with Fedora provides 3 spelling alternatives.

  1. classique

  2. réforme1990

  3. toutesvariantes

However Fedora only actually installs the toutesvariantes variant and creates a symlink to all the French locales: fr_FR, fr_CA, fr_BE etc. You are not given the choice to use exclusively the 'classique' or 'réforme1990' spelling.

This version of hunspell-fr installs all 3 spelling variants and incorporates the altenatives utility allowing the user to not only select between the variants but also select a diffrent spelling variant for each French language locale.

2. Installation

  1. Install the repo and update:

dnf copr install boydkelly/hunspell-fr
dnf update hunspell-fr
  1. Use the alternatives command to select the spelling variants.

allternatives --config hunspell-fr_CA

This will present you with a list where you can choose the spelling variant for the specified locale.

There are 3 programs which provide 'hunspell-fr_CA'.

  Selection    Command
*+ 1           /usr/share/hunspell/fr-toutesvariantes.dic
   2           /usr/share/hunspell/fr-classique.dic
   3           /usr/share/hunspell/fr-reforme1990.dic

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:

3. Nice work !