Archive for May 23rd, 2012

Improving the Built-in Dictionary

Gedit is a great text editor complete with a spellchecker, but many words spelled correctly are underlined in red as misspelled words. Why?

This is not gedit’s fault. Linux, and Ubuntu, contains a basic built-in dictionary located at /usr/share/dict/words that any program, including gedit, can tap into to check for misspelled words in a text file.

The problem is that the built-in dictionary is extremely basic, but it is easily improved by adding words to the dictionary’s text file.
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