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How to make the Aspell plugin portable? #515

aspell-helper opened this issue Aug 27, 2015 · 0 comments


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commented Aug 27, 2015

slack1280 <mb1280@sf> created a feature request on 2015-08-27 16:00:41.818000 UTC
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These two have to be installed, so that Aspell works:

GNU Aspell 0.50-3 . . . Aspell-0-50-3-3-Binaries-Setup.exe
Aspell English Dictionary-0.50-2 . . . Aspell-en-0.50-2-3-Word List.exe

I put Aspell in the Notepad++ sub-directory, but that doesn’t enable Aspell to be portable . . .
ie. After I updated my natively portable version of Notepad++ with Aspell, and moved it to a USB flash drive,
I de-installed the above two exe,
put Notepad++ back on C:,
and Aspell no longer worked

Is there a way to make it portable? I get it to work by going through these three:

1 How to Add Spell Check to Notepad++ . . .

2 GNU Aspell (Win32 version).pdf . . .

3 Tweak for Aspell . . .


3 Tweak for Aspell.pdf (this pdf has my notes on it) . . .

I see that Aspell is not portable - in either the PortableApps or native version of NP++

DSpellCheck is a different spell checker.
DSpellCheck is portable in both the native and PortableApps version of NP++ - but it’s not as good of a spell checker
. . . Keep DSpellCheck installed, as a backup, portable spell checker

Can Aspell be made portable?

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