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

On Jun 17, 2011, at 7:25 AM, Dwayne Bailey wrote:

> 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?
> Afraid not.  Seems like this is designed to build AppleSpell support 
> when compiled as part of the AbiWord xcode project setup.  So there 
> isn't any --enable-applespell - although there probably should be - just 
> the build time XP_TARGET_COCOA.
> I have been delving into the and magic but 
> first I need to try get the darn thing to compile.

Add either -xobjective-c or -ObjC to CFLAGS.

John Ralls

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