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 ENCHANT(1)                        enchant                        ENCHANT(1)
 Enchant Mini Help File                               Enchant Mini Help File

                                  July 2006



 NAME
      Enchant - a spellchecker

 SYNOPSIS
      enchant [-a] [-l] [-L] [-v]

 DESCRIPTION
      Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.

    OPTIONS
      -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:

      *: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



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 ENCHANT(1)                        enchant                        ENCHANT(1)
 Enchant Mini Help File                               Enchant Mini Help File

                                  July 2006



      $(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(1), ispell(1),

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


































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