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Spell checker

GNU Aspell is a spell checker that can be used either as a library or as an independent spell checker. It does a much better job of coming up with possible suggestions than other English language spell checkers. Other technical enhancements over Ispell include shared memory for dictionaries and intelligent handling of personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open.

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:aspell


version (stable)
released on 4 July 2011

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Related Projects

  • Ispell
  • Spell
  • Flyspell
  • Pspell


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLv2.1genium26 December 2013

Leaders and contributors

Kevin Atkinson Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildgcc 2.95 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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