|ENCHANT-2(1)||General Commands Manual||ENCHANT-2(1)|
Enchant - a spellchecker
enchant-2 -a|-l|-h|-v [-L] [-d DICTIONARY] [FILE]
Enchant is an ispell-compatible spellchecker.
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>. The language tag is an IETF BCP 47 language tag, typically of the form COUNTRY_LANGUAGE. To see what dictionaries are available, run enchant-lsmod-2. '*' is used to mean "use this ordering for all languages, unless instructed otherwise." For example:
Enchant looks in the following places for files, in decreasing order of precedence:
- (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
- (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, /usr/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.
Written by Dom Lachowicz and Reuben Thomas.