− smart wrapper for ispell
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
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".
Let us say that
the following dictionaries are installed in the system (as
appearing in the Debconf question at installation time):
castellano (Spanish TeX mode)
castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)
português (European Portuguese)
português brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
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.
Regexp that matches the name of
the default language to use, if no −−language
option is given.
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