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

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.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:<comma-separated list of
       spelling	backends>. I am	currently aware	of the following backends: as-
       pell,  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	~/.en-
       chant/myspell.  Enchant looks for Ispell	dictionaries in	$(datadir)/en-
       chant/ispell and	~/.enchant/ispell.  Enchant looks for  Uspell  dictio-
       naries 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

enchant				   July	2006			    ENCHANT(1)

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