Re: [Gtk-osx-users] Are you using Enchant/GtkSpell using AppleSpell backend?

On 2011-06-17 16:11, John Ralls wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2011, at 1:05 AM, Dwayne Bailey wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using enchant and gtkspell for spell checking in our app.  This
>> works nicely on Mac but it doesn't use the Apple spell checkers by
>> default.  Enchant does have an AppleSpell backend if you pass
>> -DXP_TARGET_COCOA which I tried and just got some amazing tracebacks
>> which seem to be GCC trying to include ObjC code while compiling C.
>> I'm busy asking for help from people over at AbiWord - where Enchant lives.
>> Before trying to solve this on my own I was wondering if anyone had
>> tried to build Enchant with the AppleSpell backend?  I'm pretty sure
>> this would be helpful to others porting their GTK apps to Mac to make it
>> even more native by using the users existing spell checkers.
>> If you are a bit more skilled at the GNU build toolchain and GCC
>> compiling then I am I'd love some help.
> Yeah, that would be great for Gramps.
> Isn't there a configure option to set the cocoa target that sets everything up for you?
I made some good progress on this, for a non-*C* developer.  I'm getting 
some help from an Abiword developer which is we're at the stage where 
there is a --enable-applespell when you are compiling on OS X.  So 
hopefully we're not too far off.


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