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Date:      Fri, 29 Nov 1996 10:40:37 -0800 (PST)
From:      Gary Kline <kline@tera.com>
To:        victor@vas.tomsk.su (Victor A. Sudakov)
Cc:        davidn@sdev.usn.blaze.net.au, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How can I check spelling of a text?
Message-ID:  <199611291840.KAA21535@athena.tera.com>
In-Reply-To: <AArpidoaA0@vas.tomsk.su> from "Victor A. Sudakov" at "Nov 29, 96 06:45:57 pm"

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According to Victor A. Sudakov:
> >   > However, in a book about UNIX I read that there are very simple
> >   > spell checkers that are not interactive, but just read text and
> >   > make a list of words that were not found. I would prefer such.
> >   > Do you know where I could take one?
> >
> >   ispell will do that (to be UNIX "spell" compatible) if you feed
> 
> Does anybody know if "spell" has ever been ported to FreeBSD,
> and if so, where can I obtain it?
> 
> I would be happy to get the sources, of course, but a binary
> will also do.
> 
> Perhaps there is a kind soul that would e-mail it to me?
> 
> Thanks a lot.
> 

	I believe that the `spell' program is Copyright AT&T.  
	Moreover, it is simply a /bin/sh script.  It uses the
	same dictionary and hash files as ispell, except that
	the original spell script is drastically less capable
	that ispell.

	gary kline

> 




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