Dear Ratlami jee,
Awesome work Ratlami jee! Thanks a lot!
> From: ""Ravishankar Shrivastava (रवि-रतलामी)"" <raviratlami@...>
>To: Localization <indlinux-hindi@...>
>Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:14 PM
>Subject: [Indlinux-hindi] About Hindi spellcheck wordlist
>Now nearly most FLOSS applications now support Hindi spell-check either
>through addin (libre-office, firefox etc.) or through aspell-hunspell
>(Gedit etc.), need for a comprehensive collection of Correct Hindi word
>list is essential.
>Whatever wordlists currently available were not adequate, contains many
>many wrong words and therefore remain almost meaningless in providing
>usable spellcheck on any document.
>In recent past, there was a proposal to financially support a project of
>collection of manually checked 2,00,000 Hindi words and preparation of
>plugins etc. but that project was heldup for one or other reason.
>Recently, on Hindi week, a collection of nearly 1,60,000 (download link
>is given here - http://raviratlami.blogspot.in/2012/10/blog-post.html)
>Hindi word list (Beta version, with about 90% correct words) was
>released for use in FLOSS Hindi spellcheck. For this wordlist, Linguist
>Shri Arvind Kumar (Author of the Hindi's one and only thesaurus) had
>generously contributed his collection of Hindi Wordlist error-free data,
>without charging any fee. But this alone word list is not sufficient in
>many ways as Hindi words can have many formations - such as for मुस्कान
>(smile) - you can see below (and it is still incomplete) -
Say bahut-bahut shukriya to Arvind jee! Open Source community will be always grateful to Arvind jee!
I can only :-)...but for the time being it is great contribution!
>Further, a while ago, we had initiated a web based work (through google
>doc distributing chunks of word list to some individuals) to manually
>spellcheck the collected wordlist. But that initiation had failed again.
>So, now the only option remain with us is that if we can get some kind
>of financial support, then we can manually spellcheck the collected
>data, and add various forms of Hindi words by hiring commercial Hindi
>translators and reviewers. There is a group called Hindi-Translator
>group (http://groups.google.com/group/hindianuvaadak/topics) and
>according to the group, minimum Re. 1.00 per word is the rate for such
>work. So, if we can generate this kind of fund (about 2 lakh) through
>sponsership or through some projects etc., then maybe we can collect
>comprehensive, correct Hindi wordlist (about 2 lakh most used words) for
>use in our spellcheck programs and this data will then be further used
>for standardization of Hindi spellcheck (using only standard Hindi words).
>I am writing this since some of my friends have shown keen interest in
>contributing generating fund for this long pending work.
>And, I am writing this in my tooti-footi English to reach wider
>audience, so forgive me :)
I am not afraid of tooti-footi angreji :-)...हिन्दी सही रहे उसका इंतज़ाम तो आपने कर दिया है :-)