Share dictionary and terms files

AnalogKid82
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Share dictionary and terms files

Post by AnalogKid82 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:52 pm

We've been looking into the Terminology Checker add-in to provide a central file for managing terms across our writing team. Could we accomplish the same goal by sharing our dictionary and terms files with the Spell Checker instead? For example, store these files in our Git repo and if someone adds a term, such as using Learn Word, they notify the team, check in and we pull the repo to replace our files with the updated dictionary and terms files?

Radu
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Re: Share dictionary and terms files

Post by Radu » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:55 am

Hi,

You can share custom spell check terms along with a project.
https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... -list.html

For example this project:
https://github.com/oxygenxml/DITA-Startup-Project

if you open its "project.xpr" in Oxygen and then in the Oxygen Preferences look at the "Editor / Spell Check / Dictionaries" page, it is saved at project level and has a reference to a custom learned words folder located in the same project: ${pd}/custom-settings/learned-words

But with the spell checker you can only say that a certain word is allowed or prohibited, you cannot say that a sequence of more than one words like "word1 word2" should be replaced with another sequence.
So the spell checker works word by word. The term checker can signal problems on sequences of words.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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