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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Spell and grammar checking DocBook/ XML documents

I've used aspell for checking DocBook XML documents. You can configure it to ignore certain elements like programlisting, and you can add lists of words to ignore.
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Spell and grammar checking DocBook/ XML documents

It looks like you might be able to modify the dictionary to include your terms.
Won't you have to identify those technical terms in some way no matter what solution you devise? Either someone clicks "Add word" repeatedly ;) or you find/create a disctionary file that works with your chosen tool.
To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
From: daniel.keyes@finaris.de
Date: 10/18/2012 10:34AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Spell and grammar checking DocBook/ XML documents

I´m probably not the first one to ask this question, but I still need to ask:
Is there any efficient, mostly MS-Word-like method to spell and grammar check XML documents and/ or their transformation results (HTML, Pdf, etc.)?
I admit that I´m pretty spoiled when it comes to spell checking. In private I use MS Word, but in my company we switched to Oxygen XML to maintain our user manual. We´re getting used to it, but there is still one major issue we need to handle: Spell and grammar checking.

Basically, our documents are available in thee formats: XML, HTML and PDF. Each document has approx 50 pages. (Some documents only have 20 pages, other more than 100). No matter how often we review a document, there will always be remaining mistakes.

So, is there any efficient way (workarounds included) to spell and grammar check our documents?

By the way, I´m already using the supplied Java spell checker, but it´s too simple. I also tried Hunspell Spell checker (Open Office spell checker), but it´s pretty useless since it won´t learn any words (Which is annoying since every second word is a technical term and therefore highlighted as a mistake. ).

Thanks for your help,


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