Hspell 0.4 announcement
"The Kenigsberg Address"
The original announcementDate: Mon, 10 Mar 2003
Hebrew-Date: 6 AdarII 5763
From: Dan Kenigsberg
Subject: Announce: Hspell 0.4
Four score and seven days ago my Unix mentor brought forth on this mailing list a new software, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are lousy spellers.Now we are engaged in a great effort, testing whether that software or any free software so conceived and so dedicated can long endure and reach revision 0.4. We are met on a great website
We have come to dedicate a portion of that website as a final resting place for the new version 0.4, created so that the nation might spell correctly. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what the new version did:
- Some incorrect words purged or fixed, and many more words added: as many as 2,300 new base words and 60,000 inflections.
- Shem Poal Natuy + Kinuy for all verbs, things like: בהצטנני, בשבתו Complete overhaul of the hspell homepage. the site now also contains small (~100K) signed RPMs.
- New option for mixed Hebrew-English spellchecking. In response to popular demand, long command line options were added.
We here highly resolve that this software shall not have been written in vain - that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom - and that spell-checker of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
P.S. I seldom go to the theater, so don't get any ideas.