command line canadian English spell checkers?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Nov 24 04:08:50 UTC 2022

Well, that would be fine if I were actually running stand alone Linux.
I got our admin to indeed add the word list, but if center, and centre 
appear, from a speech standpoint they sound the same.
By the way, if anyone is interested, there is now a command line  Linux 
port of both Wordperfect, and Lotus 123.  can share the link here if 
anyone wants the editions.
i suspect I may end up using a Canadian edition of a word processor for DOS 
Thanks though!  Quite informative.

On Thu, 24 Nov 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Tim here.  According to my Debian box packages, the aspell package
> should include a Canadian word-list.  You can either specify it
> with a one-off
>  $ aspell -d en_CA ...
> or you can put it in your config:
>  $ echo lang en_CA >> ~/.aspell.conf
> to make it the default.  You can then check files like
>  $ aspell check mydocument.txt
> If the TUI interface is a bit too cluttered for your taste, lying
> about your terminal-type can help:
>  $ TERM=dumb aspell check mydocument.txt
> There are a LOT of options to aspell, so you can lose hours reading
> up on it and experimenting, but that should give you the basics.
> -Tim
> On 2022-11-23 22:00, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hi,
>> rather simple.
>> My dream here would actually be a DOS port of an entire Canadian  word
>> processor, but I will take something that might be usable from the command
>> line only.
>> any ideas?
>> Karen
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