Adding words to existing aspell dictionaries


It may be necessary to update the Aspell dictionary to contain industry specific word lists. These instructions are to be used when adding words to a specific language is required. To add a new dictionary, see Adding new dictionaries to aspell.

Create file list

Create a file list named yourlist.txt. Add words, one per line, to yourlist.txt.



Convert file list to an Aspell word list

This command creates an Aspell wordlist with the en language specification:

/opt/zimbra/aspell-0.60.6/bin/./aspell --lang=en create master /tmp/yourlist.rws < /tmp/yourlist.txt

Copy the word list to Aspell

cp /tmp/yourlist.rws /opt/zimbra/aspell-0.60.6/lib/aspell-0.60
chown zimbra:zimbra /opt/zimbra/aspell-0.60.6/lib/aspell-0.60/yourlist.rws

Reference word list in en.multi

echo "add yourlist.rws" >> /opt/zimbra/aspell-0.60.6/lib/aspell-0.60/en_US.multi

Test new list

Access Zimbra's Aspell spell check at

Verified Against: 5.0.13 Date Created: 2/17/2009
Article ID: Date Modified: 2015-03-24

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