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ENCHANT-2(1) General Commands Manual ENCHANT-2(1)

Enchant - a spellchecker

enchant-2 [-a] [-d dict] [-h] [-l] [-L] [-v]

Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.

-a
List suggestions in ispell pipe mode format.
-d DICTIONARY
Use the given dictionary.
-h
Show short help.
-l
List only the misspellings.
-L
Include the line number in the output.
-v
Prints the program's version.

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
en:aspell,hunspell
en_GB:hunspell,aspell
fr:hunspell,aspell

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.

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

Written by Dom Lachowicz and Reuben Thomas.