Adding words to existing aspell dictionaries

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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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