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Linux.com: KDE 4's Sonnet Will Turbocharge Language Processing

Feb 08, 2007, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With the Sonnet library for KDE 4, developer Jacob Rideout hopes to reinvigorate the field of desktop linguistics by adding automatic language detection and other innovative features. Sonnet is to be for KDE 4 what KSpell 2 is for the current version of the K Desktop Environment, providing spellchecking facilities to applications as diverse as the Konqueror Web browser, Kopete instant messenger, and KWord office software. Unlike KSpell, however, it will also provide grammar checking, multilingual tools, and perhaps even translation, dictionary, and thesaurus functionality across all of KDE.

"KDE 4 may take even the spellchecking feature a step further than it has in the past. Rideout says, 'There is currently a discussion in the mailing list on enabling spellcheck for every textedit box in KDE...'"

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