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Date:      Fri, 29 Nov 1996 10:40:37 -0800 (PST)
From:      Gary Kline <>
To: (Victor A. Sudakov)
Subject:   Re: How can I check spelling of a text?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> 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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