2012/3/18 Srikanth Ramakrishnan <parakara.gh...@gmail.com>:
> I agree, English and other Latin/Roman based languages are easier to
> implement as compared to Indic ones [as pointed out by Arjuna].
> However, it would be great if we did have it in our languages.
> Nothing is Impossible after all.

It's not so much a matter of an alphabet, as of grammar complexity.
Western European languages like Italian and French and Eastern
European languages like Hungarian and Polish are written in the Latin
alphabet, but they have very complicated grammar, so writing a
spelling engine for them is much more challenging than doing it for
English. Languages of India should be quite close to it in terms of
complexity, despite the different writing systems.

And above all, it's a matter of resources - French is quite complex,
but there are much more resources (read: money) for it than for
Telugu. But that's exactly why i propose everybody to at least try to
use the existing tools: simply using the tools will help to uncover
mistakes and missing words and fix them.

I'm really glad that we have a real spelling tool developer on this list :)

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