In this directory I have English dict and my language file, but where I can download other language? Or maybe you known other free dictionary? I need to make list of word that are not in the dictionary.

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    Your OS/distribution/package manager probably has a few. What are you using?
    – Mat
    Sep 23, 2012 at 19:10

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Depending on your Unix, they may be packaged by your system.

For instance, on debian and its derivatives. There's a virtual wordlist package provided by different packages like wamerican, wfrench... If you looks at that package in aptitude, you'll see the options.

There are also various dictionaries for various spell checker like ispell or myspell but they might be in different formats. If you look at all the packages that depend on dictionaries-common (r key in aptitude), you'll find plenty.


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