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Proofing Tool GUI
V3.0 build 104 - 21.Mar.2017 (beta)
© 2013-2017 Marco A.G.Pinto and Community Contributors.
Freely distributable/modifiable under the Apache License 2.0.
The logo was designed by Pedro Marques.
The software icons are from OpenOffice.
en_GB Dictionary:
I am improving the British speller for Mozilla and AOO/LO.

- Mozilla (Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey) (2.46)
- AOO (OpenOffice) (2.46)
- LO (LibreOffice) (2.46)

- English Dictionaries Project


- WORDLIST (164'331 words - 326 new)

Version: 2.46 - 1.Mar.2017

Select a PTG topic:

    1) About

    2) Update

    3) Known issues in Linux

    4) Downloads

    5) Screenshots

PTG - About:
An open-source tool coded in PureBasic for editing the Dictionary/Thesaurus/Hyphenation/Autocorrect files of OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, provided they are in UTF-8 format.

This program was originally developed to easily edit the synonyms of OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

I had this idea after asking to the persons in charge of the pt_PT project, from Minho University in Portugal, what I should do to suggest synonyms since only suggested words for the Portuguese speller were added.

I was told that they didn't know how to add synonyms since the guy in charge of that project left it long-ago (2006).

Later, I wanted to make it compatible with Firefox and Thunderbird, after it became possible to edit dictionaries. I hoped that in the future someone would use it in Thunderbird and fix the en_GB speller which was full of typos and missing words. Since no one volunteered, I took this task myself.

This is where my idea came from: develop something easy to use since I tried some official tools for the tasks and I didn't understand anything on them, not even how to use them.

My tool is so intuitive that even a 6-year-old kid can use it.

25.Aug.2013 I released a "forked" en_GB speller V2.00. The speller has been made available to OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. So far, I have added 27'927 words (as of V2.46).

PTG - Update:
I have removed V2.3 from the downloads since it is outdated and beta 3.0 is very stable and a lot better.

For "AFF Aid" codes, in the first line of the codes, use the standard:

On build 101-104:
- GUI improvements and fixes;
- It is now possible to have custom "AFF Aid" files with 16x16 PNGs flags;
- Support for FLAG NUM and LONG (no recursivity yet);
- Modern menus look for Windows;
- Pop-up menu now has an extra option "Clone" (very useful);
- Major speed gain in the .AFF optimising code (gl_ES).

On build 100:
- Improved the GUI a lot, allowing multiselection of items and choose 1024x600 or 1280x600 window size.

- Allow undo/redo;

PTG - Known issues in Linux:
PTG V3.0 build 90 fixed the performance issue. I use dynamic arrays to store the words instead of placing the whole list in ListIconGadgets, and I show the entries 13 (customisable) words at a time. Most operations are ultrafast with the new code.

PTG V3.0 build 104 (PureBasic 5.60) fixed most GTK3 issues but there are still some gadgets with wrong text alignment.

PTG - Downloads:

- V3.0 build 104 (beta)
MANUAL (manual is semi-finished)

Windows - 7/8/10
    x86 & x64 - Download
Extension used: ZIP
       SHA-512: AEF9FD0F3CAA92B389D27BF19B4276F4F4EC2C24643A695402DE3BDDCF02F362D31AE08DD51F72C601CFD9F45A3A39943BA952A9D0F7D138A67565E10364838A

Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu - 14/15/16
    x86 & x64 -
Extension used:
       SHA-512: 8C22C395DF0EDF77E54F8DBED7A8E19333A2AD4CE7E42BABE15ACF57DA287EF3F3D0CCA74EE29B6762F4130D6C635E73EA285D78240124AF5CCB817B4A3BD63A

Mac OS - X
    x86 & x64 - N/A*

Extension used: DMG
       SHA-512: N/A

* If someone is able to compile my tool for this platform, I will add the files here.

PTG - Screenshots (V3.0 build 98):
(click on images to enlarge)

  Windows 10.0.14393   Ubuntu 16.04
Windows Ubuntu

  Kubuntu 16.04

Last update: 21.Mar.2017