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Enchant - a spellchecker
enchant [-a] [-l] [-L] [-v]
Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.
-a List alternatives.
-l List only the misspellings.
-L Include the line number in the output.
-v Prints the program's version.
ENCHANT ORDERING FILE
Enchant has a global and a per-user ordering file named enchant.ordering. It lets the
user specify which spelling backend to use for individual languages in the case when you
care which backend gets used. The global file is located in $(datadir)/enchant and the
per-user file is located in ~/.enchant. The per-user file takes precedence, if found.
The ordering file takes the form language_tag:<comma-separated list of spelling backends>.
I am currently aware of the following backends: aspell, myspell, ispell, uspell, hspell,
voikko, and zemberek. '*' is used to mean "use this ordering for all languages, unless
instructed otherwise." For example:
DIRECTORIES IMPORTANT TO ENCHANT
Unless configured otherwise, Enchant's Myspell, Ispell, and Uspell backends will look for
dictionaries in directories specific to Enchant, and will not use your system-wide
installed dictionaries. This is for pragmatic reasons since many distributions install
these dictionaries into different locations.
Like the enchant.ordering file described above, Enchant looks in the global directory for
these dictionaries and a per-user directory. The per-user directory takes precedence if
it is found. Enchant looks for Myspell dictionaries in $(datadir)/enchant/myspell and
~/.enchant/myspell. Enchant looks for Ispell dictionaries in $(datadir)/enchant/ispell
and ~/.enchant/ispell. Enchant looks for Uspell dictionaries in $(datadir)/enchant/uspell
Packagers and users may wish to make symbolic links to the system-wide dictionary directo-
ries. Or, preferably, use the --with-myspell-dir, --with-ispell-dir, and --with-uspell-dir
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