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NAME

Enchant – a spellchecker

SYNOPSIS

enchant [-a] [-d dict] [-h] [-l] [-L] [-v]

DESCRIPTION

Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.

OPTIONS

-a List suggestions in ispell pipe mode format.

-d dict
Use dictionary .

-h Show short help.

-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.order‐
ing. It lets the user specify which spelling backend to use for indi‐
vidual 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:. 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:

*:aspell,myspell,ispell
en:aspell,myspell,ispell
en_UK:myspell,aspell,ispell
fr:myspell,ispell:aspell

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 and ~/.enchant/uspell.

Packagers and users may wish to make symbolic links to the system-wide
dictionary directories. Or, preferably, use the –with-myspell-dir,
–with-ispell-dir, and –with-uspell-dir ‘configure’ arguments.

MORE INFORMATION
http://www.abisource.com/enchant/

SEE ALSO

aspell, ispell(1),

AUTHOR

Dom Lachowicz
WEB: http://www.abisource.com/enchant/
MAIL: domlachowicz@gmail.com

enchant July 2006 ENCHANT(1)