About me

Developer Information
Name Akerbeltz
Location Glaschu
Homepage http://www.faclair.com/
User since Nov. 30, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Michael Bauer "Akerbeltz" graduated in linguistics and celtic studies in Edinburgh but based in Glasgow these days, running a small company providing Scots Gaelic language services. He came to the field of localisation and development of technology for Scots Gaelic via the translation angle, though he has always been interested in speech and language technology.

So far, that has resulted in localisation/development of Firefox, Thunderbird, the Faclair Beag, Opera 11 and various others.

Add-ons I've created

Scottish Gaelic spell checker

An open (traditional spellings and GOC inclusive) spell-checking addon for Scots Gaelic, which will correct over 1.7 million words, making it the biggest spell-checking dictionary to date.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
313 users

My Reviews

British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto)

Great updated British English spellchecker Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So glad to see someone is working on the British English spellchecking dictionary etc again. Much appreciated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.36). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good tool, does what it says on the tin within the confines of each language's foibles (i.e. it saves you a lot of time hitting strange key combos but you still need to pay a bit of attention when there are close homographs e.g. tur~tùr which it obviously cannot distinguish)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1-signed.1-signed). 

Quick Locale Switcher

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simple, works really well. Might be a tad easier for the average user if selecting a new locale would automatically download the xpi file for that language but either way, good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (