Ciao is a complete Prolog system subsuming ISO-Prolog with a novel modular design which allows both restricting and extending the language. Ciao extensions currently include feature terms (records), higher-order, functions, constraints, objects, persistent predicates, a good base for distributed execution (agents), and concurrency. Libraries also support WWW programming, sockets, and external interfaces (C, Java, TCL/Tk, relational databases, etc.). An Emacs-based environment, a stand-alone compiler, and a toplevel shell are also provided.
ssct is a command-line utility, humble of intent, that takes a single word, spell checks it, takes the result(s) and then translates them. It works to/from english only. From/to languages are limited by ispell in the first instance, and by the IDP (Internet Dictionary Project) files in the second. Currently the latter includes Spanish, Portuguese (minimal), Latin, German, French and Italian. These files are included with this package. This utility was originally created to make it easier to decode badly-scrawled postcards from Spain.
Respell converts English text between the American, British, and Canadian spelling conventions. It prompts the user for cases where more than one target spelling could be chosen for a source word. It can also create a 'universal' spelling which can be automatically converted to any of the three without loss of information.