#64 Dictionary for en-GB-oed (Oxford spelling)



I recently considered different English spelling styles and stumbled over Oxford spelling which is obviously used by many British academic publishers as well as by international organizations, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_spelling

It has also been registered at IANA as en-GB-oed (http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-tags/en-GB-oed)

However, Oxford spelling is somewhat different from what is used in British mass media, especially in usage of -ize instead of -ise, i.e. it differs from the main en-GB spelling.
But, because of different wording origin, the Oxford dictionary keeps -yse as in analyse or paralyse. Hence, neither Aspell's en-GB-ize nor en-GB-ise can be used to check for Oxford spelling. Would it therefore be possible to create an Aspell dictionary variant according to the Oxford dictionary?
There exists an Oxford dictionary file for Open Office, see e.g. http://ftp.kaist.ac.kr/openoffice/contrib/dictionaries/README_en_GB-oed.txt

Thank you for any reply in advance,
Arne Senftleben (arne at xnot dot net)


  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2011-01-18
    • status: open --> open-later
  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2011-01-18

    Sorry, that this got lost is the noise.

    The default English dictionary already provides this but it is under is "en_GB-ize" not "en-GB-oed". I thought about adding a en_GB-oed tag, but I already have too many possibilities.

    This is primarily a dictionary issue, rather than an Aspell one and there is a new tracker for that: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=10079&atid=1014602

    I will leave this open for now, I will revisit accepting en-GB-oed at a latter date.

  • alexcortes

    alexcortes - 2012-04-13


    A Aspell en-GB-oed version would be really really very usefull for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students around the europe, since almost courses in english outside of the UK also usually require the oed spell.

    Is really suffering to use a workaround (like stardict selection scan) for oed spellcheck, when the thesis is made in LaTeX. :-(


  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2016-12-10
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  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2016-12-10

    Aspell now offers this. After installing the latest dictionary use aspell -d en-GB-ize.