Bspeller is a light weight text editor with a Bengali spell checker. The spell checker
is based on GNU Aspell Library. This program is part of the
Bengali dictionary project, and
uses the word list provided by the project.
Bspeller also has an unique feature of printing Bengali text files using OpenType fonts. This is a feature currently not
available in most of the popular text editors, eg. gedit, kedit, etc.
Source Code: The latest source code can be downloaded from
You will also find a binary rpm package for RedHat 8.0 at the above URL.
Compilation/Installtion: Bspeller uses quite a few libraries related
to gtk/gnome. The following packages are needed to compile bspeller:
You will also need the latest version of GNU Aspell installed. Almost all of
the distributions' new releases still ship with 33.x version of Aspell. If that is the
case for your system too then you will have to get the latest 50.x version
from http://aspell.net. After aspell is installed
you will have to install the GNU Aspell Bengali word list. Check our
download page for this list.
Screenshot: Everyone likes to see screen shots! So
here it is. I was running Bspeller
under bn_BD.UTF-8 locale, otherwise the buttons would show up in English.