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WORDS

Section: Linux Programmers Manual (5)
Updated: 29 Sept 1998
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NAME

american-english - a list of english words  

DESCRIPTION

/usr/share/dict/american-english is an ASCII file which contains an alphabetic list of words, one per line.  

FILES

/etc/alternatives/dictionary is a symbolic link to a /usr/share/dict/<language> file. /usr/share/dict/words is a symbolic link to /etc/alternatives/dictionary, and is the name by which other software should refer to the system word list. See update-alternatives(8) for more information.

The directory /usr/share/dict can contain word lists for many languages, with name of the language in English, e.g., /usr/share/dict/french and /usr/share/dict/danish contain respectively lists of French and Danish words if they exist. Such lists should be coded using the ISO 8859-1 character set encoding.  

SEE ALSO

ispell(1), update-alternatives(8), and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.  

HISTORY

The words lists are not specific, and may be generated from any number of sources.

The system word list used to be /usr/dict/words. For compatibility, software should check that location if /usr/share/dict/words does not exist.  

AUTHOR

Word lists are collected and maintained by various authors.


 

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