Introduction to ispell

The ispell package contains a spell checker that can handle international languages.

Package information

Installation of ispell

The first step is to create local.h.

sed -e "s:/usr/local:/usr:g" local.h.linux > local.h

By default, ispell only installs an American English dictionary. To set up other languages, check out the config.X file for the #define entry to append to local.h.

Compile and install ispell using the following commands:

make &&
make install


The ispell package contains the ispell program used for spell checking.