An "Open Source" add on. Installing a spell checking facility. …
I have just found there is a dictionary you can get for Opera. It already has a link in the Toolbar. (In the "Edit" menu.)
You have to go to the link supplied and choose the version for your computer operating system. You need the dictionary programmeand you need a dictionary to fit into it.
You can get both from the same site. (Aspell.) But there are ony so many languages available:
As this is an OpenSource product it can be supplied with any amount of language packages if only someone wished to create them. So if you have the smarts get weaving.
You need to save or run the programmes. It is a quicker download to save and you get to keep the package in an handy form. I always save stuff like that to my desktop as I can then open them when I feel like it (you usually have to close the browser you are using to get a glitch free install. As you do with Aspell.)
After install (which is simple enough) I keep the set-up file in a folder for them also on the Desktop.
Here is the GNU license:
This english word list is comes directly from SCOWL (up to level 65)
(http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/) and is thus under the same copyright of SCOWL.
The SCOWL copyright follows:
The collective work is Copyright 2000 by Kevin Atkinson as well as any of the copyrights mentioned below:
Copyright 2001 by Kevin Atkinson
Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell these word lists, the associated scripts, the output created from the scripts, and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.
Kevin Atkinson makes no representations about the suitability of this array for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
Alan Beale <firstname.lastname@example.org> also deserves special credit as he has, in addition to providing the 12Dicts package and being a major contributor to the ENABLE word list, given me an incredible amount of
feedback and created a number of special lists (those found in the Supplement) in order to help improve the overall quality of SCOWL.
The 10 level includes the 1000 most common English words (according to the Moby (TM) Words II [MWords] package), a subset of the 1000 most common words on the Internet (again, according to Moby Words II), and frequently class 16 from Brian Kelk's "UK English Wordlist with Frequency Classification".
The MWords package was explicitly placed in the public domain:
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The "UK English Wordlist With Frequency Classification" is also in the Public Domain:
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 20:27:21 +0100
From: Brian Kelk <Brian.Kelk@cl.cam.ac.uk>
> I was wondering what the copyright status of your "UK English
> Wordlist With Frequency Classification" word list as it seems to
> be lacking any copyright notice.
There were many many sources in total, but any text marked "copyright" was avoided. Locally-written documentation was one source. An earlier version of the list resided in a filespace called PUBLIC on the University mainframe, because it was considered public domain.
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 19:31:34 +0100
> So are you saying your word list is also in the public domain?
That is the intention.
The 20 level includes frequency classes 7-15 from Brian's word list.
The 35 level includes frequency classes 2-6 and words appearing in at least 11 of 12 dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts package. All words from the 12Dicts package have had likely inflections added via my inflection database.
The 12Dicts package and Supplement is in the Public Domain.
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The 50 level includes Brian's frequency class 1, words appearing in at least 5 of 12 of the dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts package, and uppercase words in at least 4 of the previous 12
A decent number of proper names is also included:
The top 1000 male, female, and Last names from the 1990 Census report;
alist of names sent to me by Alan Beale;
and a few names that I added myself.
Finally a small list of abbreviations not commonly found in other word lists is included.
The name files form the Census report is a government document which I don't think can be copyrighted.
The name list from Alan Beale is also derived from the linux words list, which is derived from the DEC list. He also added a bunch of miscellaneous names to the list, which he released to the Public Domain.
The DEC Word list doesn't have a formal name. It is labeled as
"FILE: english.words; VERSION: DEC-SRC-92-04-05" and was put together by Jorge Stolfi <email@example.com> DEC Systems Research Center.
The DEC Word list has the following copyright statement:
To the best of my knowledge, all the files I used to build these
wordlists were available for public distribution and use, at least
for non-commercial purposes. I have confirmed this assumption with
the authors of the lists, whenever they were known.
Therefore, it is safe to assume that the wordlists in this package
can also be freely copied, distributed, modified, and used for
personal, educational, and research purposes. (Use of these files in
commercial products may require written permission from DEC and/or
the authors of the original lists.)
Whenever you distribute any of these wordlists, please distribute
also the accompanying README file. If you distribute a modified
copy of one of these wordlists, please include the original README
file with a note explaining your modifications. Your users will
surely appreciate that.
These files, like the original wordlists on which they are based, are still very incomplete, uneven, and inconsitent, and probably contain many errors. They are offered "as is" without any warranty of correctness or fitness for any particular purpose.
Neither I nor my employer can be held responsible for any losses or damages that may result from their use.
However since this Word List is used in the linux.words package which the author claims is free of any copyright I assume it is OK to use for most purposes.
If you want to use this in a commercial project and this concerns you the information from the DEC word list can easily be removed without much sacrifice in quality as only the name lists were used.
The file special-jargon.50 uses common.lst and word.lst from the "Unofficial Jargon File Word Lists" which is derived from "The Jargon File". All of which is in the Public Domain.
This file also contains a few extra UNIX terms which are found in the file "unix-terms" in the special/ directory.
The 60 level includes Brian's frequency class 0 and all words appearing in at least 2 of the 12 dictionaries as indicated by the 12Dicts package. A large number of names are also included: The 4,946
female names and 3,897 male names from the MWords package and the files "computer.names", misc.names", and "org.names" from the DEC package.
The 65 level includes words found in the Ispell "medium" word list. The Ispell word lists are under the same copyright of Ispell itself which is:
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The EULA for the set up package is immense so I baulked at putting it on here. I never read EULAs it's bad enough being told what you can't do without being bored silly inthe process. But I thought it was time to read an Open Source one just to see the difference in being told what you CAN do.
Anyone writing the Klingon version yet?