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spellchecking for .po-files

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Spellchecking for translation using .po-files. This is currently work-in-progress. This project is specifically tailored to be used with django-applications, but may be used in any project that uses .po-files for translation.


potypo is available via pip3 install potypo Note that this is not considered stable and might be subject to massive changes. Please do use it, and report any problems encountered :)


Configuration is done in a configuration file called setup.cfg. It follows the configuration file format used in most of the python world, thus it can be easily used with similar files that are used for other projects, i.e. flake8, isort or others.

This is an example configuration for potypo.

# This is the default language of the application, and the language that is
# translated from. It follows the locale tag naming scheme.
default_language = en_US

# This is the directory that contains the .po-files.
# It follows the structure <lang>/LC_MESSAGES/django{js}.po where <lang> is the
# language that is translated into.
locales_dir = /path/to/my/projects/locales

# This is the directory containing word lists with words that are not included
# in the corresponding language dictionary, since they are application-specific,
# uncommon inflections or otherwise special.
# The wordlists only need to contain uncapitalized words.
# They should be named according to the language they belong to in the format
# <lang>.txt, i.e. for the language "en_US", the file should be named
# "en_US.txt".
# They can also be placed in the language- or .po-file-directory
wl_dir = /path/to/my/projects/wordlists

# For easy CI-Integration, potypo will issue an exit(1) if any errors have been encountered.
# If there are languages for which this is not wanted, they should be added to this list.
no_fail =

# Because of how the spell-checking work, some words might be output as "wrong",
# even though they are correctly spelled. This will for example happen to
# hyphenated words where a part is not a correct word on its own, abbreviations
# containing numbers, webpages, …
# This is a list containing those words, so that they can be filtered.
edgecase_words =

# Similar to the above edgecase words, there might be complete phrases that are used
# in a language although not being from that language, i.e. the phrase "powered
# by" being used in a german text.
# This is a list containing these phrases, so that they can be filtered.
phrases =
    powered by

# This is a list of filters and chunkers to be used by the spell checking
# process.
chunkers = enchant.tokenize.HTMLChunker
filters = PythonFormatFilter,enchant.tokenize.URLFilter,HTMLFilter

Current Work:

  • add config option for languages that should not fail

  • enhance README

  • find .po-files recursively?

  • move this list to issues

  • finish setting up testsetup * change .po-files * set up setup.cfg * find out how to start potypo correctly

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