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    dyslexia dictionary

    is there anything that is close with lubuntu?? i found one with windows, but is not linux friendly. it has to do with words that sound like, for example. before i continue i need to name the program.
    im back 19mins later.. the program i liked with XP is called "The Sage".. i didn't come from the states, but across the pond maybe.. it had more terms for speech, or spelling, then i ever knew of. but i found a few things that helped.. it was closer than anything, i can find...
    aint no money in helping dyslexia people, nor a clue how to.. The Sage was close...
    Last edited by oneleded; August 13th, 2019 at 08:33 AM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..
    i confuse myself.. i forget things too LXDE

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    The Sage has; words that sound like, or words that are spelled like. surely, i aint the only one here with dyslexia. you can still be smart, but not able to spell.. even read...
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..
    i confuse myself.. i forget things too LXDE

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    I will try to contribute although I know little about the subject.

    I did find reference to Sage as a publisher.

    I searched "linux dyslexia phonetic dictionary" to find this

    http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2...sed-by-ghotit/

    https://www.ghotit.com/


    [Later edit]
    It appears that ghotit only runs on Windows and Mac.

    I searched further for open source solutions.

    https://opendyslexic.org/


    [And yet further edit]

    There is an old thread in this forum.

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2278465
    Last edited by dragonfly41; August 16th, 2019 at 09:27 AM. Reason: further options ..

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    Is this https://www.sequencepublishing.com/1...e/thesage.html the program you mean ? If it is, it has probably shifted focus from dyslexia towards linguistics, because it seems a high level tool for people doing serious work in that area. I've tried installing the free (as in beer) version in Wine. It runs, but it's very slow and some functions crash the program as soon as you try to use them.

    Holger

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    Reading the above document I see reference to a concordancer.

    There is an excellent concordancer which runs in Ubuntu.

    AntConc

    Then you will need a phonetic corpus to analyse. There are some links here.

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    "I searched further for open source solutions.
    https://opendyslexic.org/"

    I am not usually dyslexic, but once a year, probably due to illness/migraine, it happens that characters go wandering about - it looks really weird and makes it very hard to read anything while the problem persists. I therefore think I know what real dyslexics experience and I'm wondering whether a real dyslexic can comment on whether the opendyslexic font actually helps?

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Holger_Gehrke View Post
    Is this https://www.sequencepublishing.com/1...e/thesage.html the program you mean ? If it is, it has probably shifted focus from dyslexia towards linguistics, because it seems a high level tool for people doing serious work in that area. I've tried installing the free (as in beer) version in Wine. It runs, but it's very slow and some functions crash the program as soon as you try to use them.

    Holger
    that is the program, it works well with windows. it was never focused on dyslexia, but i found functions, that helped me.
    sounds-like, and spelled similar. its not for linux, but may work with it.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..
    i confuse myself.. i forget things too LXDE

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    "I searched further for open source solutions.
    https://opendyslexic.org/"

    I am not usually dyslexic, but once a year, probably due to illness/migraine, it happens that characters go wandering about - it looks really weird and makes it very hard to read anything while the problem persists. I therefore think I know what real dyslexics experience and I'm wondering whether a real dyslexic can comment on whether the opendyslexic font actually helps?
    i havent tried this, and maybe will not understand, how to use this. dyslexia involves way much more then just spelling, or how to spell.. in my case, i can read most things, but when i try to write, i cant spell a lick. some days are better than others. when i was in the navy, i had trouble remembering, which hand to salute with. i were 21... i call it zig-zag disorder. was not much talk about dyslexia, till after i was out of high-school, still aint... im in my 60s now.. i think it has to do with cross wiring of the brain, although, maybe its a disconnect. i seen a film of someone who volunteered, to cut the connections, between the left, and the right, of the brain... it was truly, the left hand didnt know what the right hand was doing..
    if i see a word spelled correctly, i know its the right word.. as far as spelling, not the same. it does help, if it was in a sentence, maybe not the one i am writing at the time.. i have to add this. nobody yet, i have found, has such a dictionary, the sage comes the closest.. i think the closest terms were sounds like, spelled like, rhymes like, and the phonic thing was missing. it seems fairly simple, yet it is not done.
    i am an old one, but this can help others, with the same problem..
    Last edited by oneleded; August 24th, 2019 at 07:43 AM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..
    i confuse myself.. i forget things too LXDE

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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    I am beginning to understand the practical requirements .. it seems that @oneleded could use a dyslexic spelling checker.
    I found a paper which refers to Real Check.

    https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2809850

    https://neindex.org/readability/


    From above .. tips for students
    http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/d...from-students/

    and success stories ..
    http://dyslexia.yale.edu/success-stories/

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