smart wrapper for ispell
see also :
select-default-ispell - select-default-iwrap
ispell-wrapper [--emacs=name] [--language=regexp] [--dry-run] [ispell options] file
Options (all long only options):
--emacs=name Set the language to use by emacs dict name
--language=regexp Set the language to use by name
--dry-run Only show what would have done
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is a wrapper script for ispell intended to be used in a
Debian system in conjunction with the infrastructure
introduced by the dictionaries-common package. Option
--dry-run will show the string to be run
without doing anything else.
automatically sets the -d, -w, and
-T options to ispell as a function of the
chosen language. Of course, this only works for dictionary
packages that comply with the above mentioned Policy.
Here is how the
language is defined (in order of priority):
By matching the emacs dict name given in
--emacs option to the name of one of the emacs
dicts names provided by installed languages in the system.
This match must be exact (although is case insensitive).
Note that this will override any value given in the
By matching the regexp given in option
--language to the list of installed languages in
By matching the regexp stored in the environment
variable ISPELLDEFAULT to the list of
installed languages in the system.
By using the value stored in the user-specific file
select-default-iwrap(1) to set it).
By using the value stored in the site-wide file
select-default-ispell(8) as superuser to
matches are case-insensitive and the
ISO-8859-1 special characters are
transformed into their ASCII equivalents.
German ess-zet is equivalent to the character "s"
and the ae ligature to the character "e".
Regexp that matches the name of the default language to use, if
no --language option is given.
Let us say that the following dictionaries are installed in the
system (as appearing in the Debconf question at installation
castellano (Spanish TeX mode)
castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)
português (European Portuguese)
português brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
Choosing the regexp (either in the --language option or in the
environment variable ISPELLDEFAULT ) to be "span"
will yield an error, since two languages will match ("castellano"
and "castellano8"). However, if the regexp is "span.*8", the
language "castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)" will be chosen.
Contains the name of the language to use, if no --language option
is given or if the ISPELLDEFAULT environment
variable is not set. This is a user-specific choice.
Name of the language to use when everything above is not set.
This is a system-wide setting.