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.tdi term lists - phrases possible?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:47 pm
by tcleghorn
I can't work out whether it's possible to add a multiple word phrase to the spellcheck dictionaries in a .tdi file - searching the web, I've found conflicting information about Hunspell, without any clear detail.
What I'd like is to have something like this:

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*power on
power up
...such that "power-on" or "power on" would be flagged, and ideally, "power up" be suggested. Is this possible with just a .tdi? If not, would customising the .aff file get me anywhere? Or am I limited to checking single words without spaces?
Thanks in advance!

Re: .tdi term lists - phrases possible?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:19 pm
by adrian

At least for Oxygen (v18), it is only possible to use single words. So, you can flag "*power-on" and that's about it.
I don't see a way to make this work for multiple words.

You could use "AutoCorrect" (Options > Preferences > Editor / Edit Modes / Author / AutoCorrect) and replace "power-on" and "power on" with "power up". But this only works in Author mode and only while typing.


Re: .tdi term lists - phrases possible?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:11 pm
by Kevin H
Does anyone know if the .tdi file will now accept flagging compound words in version 20?
I work in aviation and have a long list of words that should be flagged as wrong when written as two words:
check list
check point
clam shell
coast guard
coast line

Re: .tdi term lists - phrases possible?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 pm
by Radu

Our spell checker only checks words, it does not check terminology terms containing multiple words.
At some point I wrote a blog post which should give you some choices to implement what you want: ... ng-in.html


Re: .tdi term lists - phrases possible?

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 pm
by Kevin H
Thank you Radu; that helps. Have started adding the words to a schematron file.
Best regards