A simple but quite powerful spellchecking library for GTK written in pure Python.
Python GTK Spellcheck
Python GTK Spellcheck is a simple but quite powerful spellchecking library for GTK written in pure Python. It's spellchecking component is based on Enchant and it supports both GTK 3 and 4 via PyGObject.
⚡️ News: Thanks to @cheywood, Python GTK Spellcheck now supports GTK 4! 🎉
🟢 Status: This project is mature, actively maintained, and open to contributions and co-maintainership.
- spellchecking based on Enchant for
- support for word, line, and multiline ignore regular expressions
- support for both GTK 3 and 4 via PyGObject for Python 3
- localized names of the available languages based on ISO-Codes
- support for custom ignore tags and hot swap of
- support for Hunspell (LibreOffice) and Aspell (GNU) dictionaries
🚀 Getting Started
Python GTK Spellcheck is available from the Python Package Index:
pip install pygtkspellcheck
Depending on your distribution, you may also find Python GTK Spellcheck in your package manager.
For instance, on Debian you may want to install the
Over time, several projects have used Python GTK Spellcheck or are still using it. Among those are:
- Nested Editor: “Specialized editor for structured documents.”
- Cherry Tree: “A hierarchical note taking application, […].”
- Zim: “Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages.”
- REMARKABLE: “The best markdown editor for Linux and Windows.”
- RedNotebook: “RedNotebook is a modern journal.”
- Reportbug: “Reports bugs in the Debian distribution.”
- UberWriter: “UberWriter is a writing application for markdown.”
- Gourmet: “Gourmet Recipe Manager is a manager, editor, and organizer for recipes.“
Version numbers follow Semantic Versioning. However, the update from 3 to 4 pertains only API incompatible changes in
oxt_extract and not the spellchecking component. The update from 4 to 5 removed support for Python 2, GTK 2,
pylocales, and the
oxt_extract API. Otherwise, the API is still compatible with version 3.
The documentation is available at Read the Docs.
We welcome all kinds of contributions! ❤️
For minor changes and bug fixes feel free to simply open a pull request. For major changes impacting the overall design of Python GTK Spellcheck, please first start a discussion outlining your idea.
By submitting a PR, you agree to license your contributions under “GPLv3 or later”.
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