enchant

a spellchecker

SYNOPSIS

enchant-2 -a|-l|-h|-v [-L] [-d DICTIONARY] [FILE]


DESCRIPTION

Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.

-d DICTIONARY

use the given dictionary

-a

list suggestions in ispell pipe mode format

-l

list only the misspellings

-L

display line numbers

-h

display help and exit

-v

display version information and exit

ENCHANT ORDERING FILE

Enchant uses global and per-user ordering files named enchant.ordering to decide which spelling provider to use for particular languages. The per-user file takes precedence.

The ordering file takes the form language_tag:<comma-separated list of spelling providers>. To see what providers are available, run enchant-lsmod-2. '*' is used to mean "use this ordering for all languages, unless instructed otherwise." For example:

*:aspell,hunspell,nuspell
en:aspell,hunspell,nuspell
en_GB:hunspell,nuspell,aspell
fr:hunspell,nuspell,aspell

FILES AND DIRECTORIES

Enchant looks in the following places for files, in decreasing order of precedence:

ENCHANT_CONFIG_DIR

(If the environment variable is set.)

XDG_CONFIG_HOME/enchant (non-Windows systems)

Default: ~/.config/enchant

CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA\enchant (Windows systems)

Default: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\enchant

${prefix}/share/enchant

(Or the equivalent location relative to the enchant library for a relocatable build.)

Dictionaries are looked for in a subdirectory with the same name as the provider; for example, ${prefix}/share/enchant/hunspell and ~/.config/enchant/hunspell.

Some providers may also look in a standard system directory for their dictionaries; the hunspell provider can be configured to do so at build time.

SEE ALSO

aspell(1), enchant-lsmod-2(1)

AUTHOR

Written by Dom Lachowicz and Reuben Thomas.

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