Provided by: spamassassin_3.4.4-1ubuntu1_all bug


       Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::TextCat - TextCat language guesser


         loadplugin     Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::TextCat


       This plugin will try to guess the language used in the message body text.

       You can use the "ok_languages" directive to set which languages are considered okay for
       incoming mail and if the guessed language is not okay, "UNWANTED_LANGUAGE_BODY" is
       triggered. Alternatively you can use the X-Languages metadata header directly in rules.

       It will always add the results to a "X-Languages" name-value pair in the message metadata
       data structure. This may be useful as Bayes tokens and can also be used in rules for
       scoring. The results can also be added to marked-up messages using "add_header", with the
       _LANGUAGES_ tag. See Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf for details.

       Note: the language cannot always be recognized with sufficient confidence.  In that case,
       no action is taken.

       You can use _TEXTCATRESULTS_ tag to view the internal ngram-scoring, it might help fine-
       tuning settings.

       Examples of using X-Languages header directly in rules:

        header OK_LANGS X-Languages =~ /\ben\b/
        score OK_LANGS -1

        header BAD_LANGS X-Languages =~ /\b(?:ja|zh)\b/
        score BAD_LANGS 1


       ok_languages xx [ yy zz ... ]      (default: all)
           This option is used to specify which languages are considered okay for incoming mail.
           SpamAssassin will try to detect the language used in the message body text.

           Note that the language cannot always be recognized with sufficient confidence. In that
           case, no action is taken.

           The rule "UNWANTED_LANGUAGE_BODY" is triggered if none of the languages detected are
           in the "ok" list. Note that this is the only effect of the "ok" list. It does not act
           as a whitelist against any other form of spam scanning.

           In your configuration, you must use the two or three letter language specifier in
           lowercase, not the English name for the language.  You may also specify "all" if a
           desired language is not listed, or if you want to allow any language.  The default
           setting is "all".


             ok_languages all         (allow all languages)
             ok_languages en          (only allow English)
             ok_languages en ja zh    (allow English, Japanese, and Chinese)

           Note: if there are multiple ok_languages lines, only the last one is used.

           Select the languages to allow from the list below:

           af   - Afrikaans
           am   - Amharic
           ar   - Arabic
           be   - Byelorussian
           bg   - Bulgarian
           bs   - Bosnian
           ca   - Catalan
           cs   - Czech
           cy   - Welsh
           da   - Danish
           de   - German
           el   - Greek
           en   - English
           eo   - Esperanto
           es   - Spanish
           et   - Estonian
           eu   - Basque
           fa   - Persian
           fi   - Finnish
           fr   - French
           fy   - Frisian
           ga   - Irish Gaelic
           gd   - Scottish Gaelic
           he   - Hebrew
           hi   - Hindi
           hr   - Croatian
           hu   - Hungarian
           hy   - Armenian
           id   - Indonesian
           is   - Icelandic
           it   - Italian
           ja   - Japanese
           ka   - Georgian
           ko   - Korean
           la   - Latin
           lt   - Lithuanian
           lv   - Latvian
           mr   - Marathi
           ms   - Malay
           ne   - Nepali
           nl   - Dutch
           no   - Norwegian
           pl   - Polish
           pt   - Portuguese
           qu   - Quechua
           rm   - Rhaeto-Romance
           ro   - Romanian
           ru   - Russian
           sa   - Sanskrit
           sco  - Scots
           sk   - Slovak
           sl   - Slovenian
           sq   - Albanian
           sr   - Serbian
           sv   - Swedish
           sw   - Swahili
           ta   - Tamil
           th   - Thai
           tl   - Tagalog
           tr   - Turkish
           uk   - Ukrainian
           vi   - Vietnamese
           yi   - Yiddish
           zh   - Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified)
           zh.big5   - Chinese (Traditional only)
           zh.gb2312 - Chinese (Simplified only)

       inactive_languages xx [ yy zz ... ]          (default: see below)
           This option is used to specify which languages will not be considered when trying to
           guess the language.  For performance reasons, supported languages that have fewer than
           about 5 million speakers are disabled by default.  Note that listing a language in
           "ok_languages" automatically enables it for that user.

           The default setting is:

           bs cy eo et eu fy ga gd is la lt lv rm sa sco sl yi

           That list is Bosnian, Welsh, Esperanto, Estonian, Basque, Frisian, Irish Gaelic,
           Scottish Gaelic, Icelandic, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Rhaeto-Romance, Sanskrit,
           Scots, Slovenian, and Yiddish.

       textcat_max_languages N (default: 3)
           The maximum number of languages any one message can simultaneously match before its
           classification is considered unknown.  You can try reducing this to 2 or possibly even
           1 for more confident results, as it's unusual for a message to contain multiple

           Read description for textcat_acceptable_score also, as these settings are closely
           related.  Scoring affects how many languages might be matched and here we set the
           "false positive limit" where we think the engine can't decide what languages message
           really contain.

       textcat_optimal_ngrams N (default: 0)
           If the number of ngrams is lower than this number then they will be removed.  This can
           be used to speed up the program for longer inputs.  For shorter inputs, this should be
           set to 0.

       textcat_max_ngrams N (default: 400)
           The maximum number of ngrams that should be compared with each of the languages models
           (note that each of those models is used completely).

       textcat_acceptable_score N (default: 1.02)
           Include any language that scores at least "textcat_acceptable_score" in the returned
           list of languages.

           This setting is basically a percentile range. Any language having internal ngram-score
           within N-percent of the best score is included into results.  Larger values than 1.05
           are not recommended as it can generate many false matches.  A setting of 1.00 would
           mean a single best scoring language is always forcibly selected, but this is not
           recommended as then textcat_max_languages can't do its job classifying language as

           Read the description for textcat_max_languages, as these are settings are closely

           You can use _TEXTCATRESULTS_ tag to view the internal ngram-scoring, it might help
           fine-tuning settings.