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    Linux Newbie blnl's Avatar
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    Linux spell-checker variety


    What is the difference between different spell-checkers:
    • myspell
    • ispell
    • aspell
    • gtkspell
    • hunspell


    All these spell-checkers are installed on my system.
    Is this optimal?
    Are they conflicting each other?
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    I have no idea what is under the hood of a spell checker, but if I had to guess I would say that the differences between the functionalities of each are probably small. I have only aspell, but that would probably depend on the system.

    If you installed them all individually, I would say that it would probably be sub optimal. If your variation on portage/apt-get/yum/etc. installed them all as dependencies, I would say you probably need them all. Each one of those spell checkers was probably installed for a specific binaries. You could go through and see if the programs could instead all use aspell for instance, then uninstall the rest, but that is up to you.
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    I only installed ispell and aspell.
    The other spell checkers were already there before, but I don't know which applications installed them.

    What made you choose aspell and not ispell?
    Is one better than the other?
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