2014-06-02 Hunspell 1.3.3  Source (963 kB) Other files  Dictionaries (in LibreOffice, LibreOffice extensions, Mozilla Add-OnsBug Reports  Manual

Hunspell is the spell checker of LibreOffice,, Mozilla Firefox 3 & Thunderbird, Google Chrome, and it is also used by proprietary software packages, like Mac OS X, InDesign, memoQ, Opera and SDL Trados.

Main features:

  • Extended support for language peculiarities; Unicode character encoding, compounding and complex morphology.
  • Improved suggestion using n-gram similarity, rule and dictionary based pronunciation data.
  • Morphological analysis, stemming and generation.
  • Hunspell is based on MySpell and works also with MySpell dictionaries.
  • C++ library under GPL/LGPL/MPL tri-license.
  • Interfaces and ports: AndroidHunspellService (for Android, based on the Chromium fork of Hunspell), Enchant (Generic spelling library from the Abiword project), XSpell (Mac OS X port, but Hunspell is part of the OS X from version 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and now it is enough to place the Hunspell dictionary files into ~/Library/Spelling or /Library/Spelling for spell checking), Delphi, Java (JNA, JNI), Perl, .NET, Python, Ruby ([1], [2], [3]), UNO, RichEdit.

Sponsors of project “Dutchspell in Hunspell”: OpenTaal Foundation and Dutch Language Union

Primary project sponsor: Foundation

Primary sponsor in 2008: IMEDIA Media Monitoring

Primary sponsor of the Hunspell development in 2003–2005: Budapest Technical University Media Research Centre (BME MOKK)

László Németh (e-mail: nemeth at numbertext dot org) Foundation, Hungary