A spellchecker for Django
Django-spellcheckutils aims to provide some useful utils for spellchecking text in django applications.
Currently it implements the following bits:
- a simple template filter (named spellcheck) to highlight misspelled words
- a form-field which can validate input by checking for spelling errors
- some utils to update/manipulate the users wordlist
There is one optional Django Settings variable:
ASPELL_HOME_DIR : You may set this to a path where the python code has read/write access. This is a workaround for some problems with mod_python. You need it, if you encounter an error like this one:*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (out): 0x0000000000a8f790 ***
This may happen, if for some reason aspell thinks it's home-dir setting points to /root and the current user cannot read/write this directory.
If you get an error about undefined symbols:
AttributeError: python: undefined symbol: new_aspell_config
or with mod_python:
AttributeError: /usr/sbin/apache2: undefined symbol: new_aspell_config
Please have a detailed look at the INSTALL document and install the aspell-python C-Extension for interfacing with aspell. The ctypes binding pyaspell seems to habe some problems on some systems.