So if you are using an auto spell check on your smartphone keyboard, does that mean that there is a complete dictionary of all possible words sitting in some file/database in your phone or is it doing online lookups every second you are typing?

@acesabe Hunspell English dictionary package for example is only about 600 kB, so I see no reason not to ship it with mobile OS.

@glsk when you think about just how much data can be stored in such an apparently small amount of storage space, only one word springs to mind when you examine modern operating systems - bloat!

@acesabe Indeed! What is also remarkable is the compression techniques people came up with: the said package unzips to 14 MB.

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