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SPELL(1)										 SPELL(1)

       spell, sprog - find spelling errors

       spell [ options ] ...  [ file ] ...

       sprog [ options ] [ -f file ]

       Spell  looks up words from the named files (standard input default) in a spelling list and
       places possible misspellings--words not sanctioned there--on the standard output.

       Spell ignores constructs of troff(1) and its standard preprocessors.  It understands these

       -a     Label each line of output with its address in the input, in the notation of acme(1)
	      and sam(1).

       -b     Check British spelling.

       -v     Print all words not literally in the spelling list, with derivations.

       -x     Print, marked with every stem as it is looked up in the spelling list,  along  with
	      its affix classes.

       As a matter of policy, spell does not admit multiple spellings of the same word.  Variants
       that follow general rules are preferred over those that don't, even when the unruly spell-
       ing  is	more common.  Thus, in American usage, `modelled', `sizeable', and `judgment' are
       rejected in favor of `modeled', `sizable', and  `judgement'.   Agglutinated  variants  are
       shunned:  `crewmember'  and  `backyard'	cede  to `crew member' and  `back yard' (noun) or
       `back-yard' (adjective).

	      American spelling list

	      British spelling list

	      The actual spelling checker.  It expects one word per line on standard  input,  and
	      takes the same arguments as spell.

	      the script

	      source for sprog


       The heuristics of deroff(1) used to excise formatting information are imperfect.
       The  spelling  list's  coverage is uneven; in particular biology, medicine, and chemistry,
       and perforce proper names, not to mention languages other than English, are  covered  very

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