Re: [code] [textadept] New spellcheck module on the wiki

From: Robert Gieseke <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:43:39 +0200

Hi Mitchell,

thanks a lot for this, this should become very useful!

First bug reports:

# Open User Dictionary menu
The menu entry to open the user dictionary is missing a separator:
l. 238
  io.open_file(user_dicts..'/user.dic') -- <== Missing `/`

(Not sure if `lfs` already handles separators on Windows ...)

# Mark Misspelled Words menu
The `textadept-themes` collection does not define `color.yellow` so
users with a theme from it won't see highlighted spelling warnings.

I could add `color.yellow` but I find yellow very low contrast even for
the default `light` and `dark` theme, so maybe `spellcheck` could use
`` which is already defined in `textadept-themes` for the diff

Thanks again,

Am 09/09/15 um 22:30 schrieb Mitchell:
> Hi,
> Thanks to everyone for their feedback in an earlier thread on including a
> spell checker in core Textadept. I've decided for now to bite the bullet
> and create a loadable, shared library spell checker for all platforms
> instead of compiling it into the editor. It doesn't feel right to increase
> Textadept's binary size by ~30% (from ~850k to ~1.1MB) just to include a
> spell checker. Textadept has always been about minimalism, and right now
> that doesn't feel minimalist enough. (I'm not going to rule out the
> possibility that this will eventually make it into core, though.)
> At any rate, the new spell checker module has been posted on the wiki:
> Source is here:
> There are installation and usage instructions on the wiki. I've tested it
> on Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX with English and a bit of Romanian (for
> basic UTF-8 character support checks). However I'm sure there are other
> language issues, so please let me know when you find bugs!
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

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