ispell - International Ispell (an interactive spelling corrector)

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: ispell
Package version: 3.3.02
Package release: 6
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 319 B
Download size: 170.96 KB
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Ispell corrects spelling in plain text, LaTeX, sgml/html/xml, and nroff files. [x]Emacs and jed have nice interfaces to ispell, and ispell works from many other tools and from the command line as well. No ispell dictionaries are included in this package; you must install at least one of them ("iamerican" is recommended by default for no good reason); install the "ispell-dictionary" package(s) for the language(s) you and your users will want to spell-check. It's a good idea to install "word list" package(s) for the same language(s), because they'll be used by ispell's (L)ookup command.



    Binary package: ispell_3.3.02-6_amd64.deb
    Source package: ispell

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install ispell deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install ispell


    • /usr/bin/buildhash
    • /usr/bin/defmt-c
    • /usr/bin/defmt-sh
    • /usr/bin/findaffix
    • /usr/bin/icombine
    • /usr/bin/ijoin
    • /usr/bin/ispell
    • /usr/bin/munchlist
    • /usr/bin/sq
    • /usr/bin/tryaffix
    • /usr/bin/unsq
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/Contributors.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/WISHES
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ispell/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/buildhash.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/defmt-c.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/defmt-sh.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/findaffix.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/icombine.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ijoin.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ispell.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/munchlist.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/sq.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tryaffix.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/unsq.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man5/ispell.5.gz


    2012-12-10 - Robert Luberda <> ispell (3.3.02-6) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control: + mark ispell package as `Multi-Arch: foreign' (closes: #695102); + update VCS fields.

    2011-06-15 - Robert Luberda <> ispell (3.3.02-5) unstable; urgency=low * Fix a typo in ibritish-huge description (closes: #630240). * Replace `The package also recommends' with `The package also suggests' in packages' descriptions (closes: #630243). * Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes).

    2011-03-29 - Robert Luberda <> ispell (3.3.02-4) unstable; urgency=low * Upload to unstable. * Add a debian/NEWS file for the recent changes. * remove the ` - medium' part from iamerican and ibritish debconf prompts (closes: #619651). * debian/control: + make sure ienglish-common recommends' include both iamerican* and ibritish* packages (closes: #619922); + fix a typo in iamerican-huge description (closes: #619924); + bump (build-)dependencies on dictionaries-common(-dev) to >= 1.10.6~ to have #619620 fixed; + add VCS fields; + make dictionary packages to depend on ispell and dictionaries-common-dev to have their versions included in reportbug(1) generated reports.

    2011-03-23 - Robert Luberda <> ispell (3.3.02-3) experimental; urgency=low * debian/rules: add a work-around for autobuilders not obeying Policy (see #619284). If not all build-dependencies are installed, then postpone building arch-independent stuff until binary(-indep) target is called. * 0029-Generate-hex-in-fix8bit.patch: Make `fix8bit -7' to generate hexadecimal sequences instead of octal ones. * 0030-Display-whole-multibyte-character.patch: Display all bytes from multi-byte characters instead of converting them into `cat -v' format.