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Proofing Tool GUI
V3.0 build 109 — 4.Apr.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) (2.48)
AOO (OpenOffice) (2.48)
LO (LibreOffice) (2.48)

English Dictionaries Project


WORDLIST (165'033 words - 271 new)

Version: 2.481.May.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 child 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 28'629 words (as of V2.48).

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I have removed V2.3 from the downloads since it is outdated and beta 3.0 is very stable and a lot better.

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

On build 105-109:
— Added recursivity to dictionary word decoding (tested with twofold);
— Support via coloured symbol for NOSUGGEST in words editor;
— Fix: Changing the GUI resolution in the PREFS would reset the .AFF EditorGadget;
— Improved: If a code isn't found in the .aff it no longer exits the decoding function.

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

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 — Downloads:

— V3.0 build 109 (beta)
MANUAL (semi-finished — 2017-04-25)

Windows — 7/8/10
    x86 & x64 — Download
Extension used: ZIP
       SHA-512: BB46F03EE75CB73A40CE63D4FEFC474BCD585508768EADF1F7D22B010895AFA46D406D2DB977F52F80934C28033B4B672D38B5E1034F29208C2216B468D9FB06

Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu — 14/15/16
    x86 & x64 —
Extension used:
       SHA-512: C6EBEAD8AD980456550A61B054C85FFD0B7C6CDD6472E0EFD99923E5B45B215D249C736CD8F5CDEA21FEC6B6F38B9D158F027C32EABE86AE021890406500D4E4

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: 28.Apr.2017