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NAME

       ispell-wrapper - smart wrapper for ispell

SYNOPSIS

        ispell-wrapper [--emacs=name] [--language=regexp] [--dry-run] [ispell options] file

          Options (all long only options):
           --emacs=name           Set the language to use by emacs dict name
           --language=regexp      Set the language to use by name
           --dry-run              Only show what would have done

DESCRIPTION

       ispell-wrapper is a wrapper script for ispell intended to be used in a Debian system in
       conjunction with the infrastructure introduced by the dictionaries-common package. Option
       --dry-run will show the string to be run without doing anything else.

       It automatically sets the -d, -w, and -T options to ispell as a function of the chosen
       language.  Of course, this only works for dictionary packages that comply with the above
       mentioned Policy.

       Here is how the language is defined (in order of priority):

       1)  By matching the emacs dict name given in --emacs option to the name of one of the
           emacs dicts names provided by installed languages in the system. This match must be
           exact (although is case insensitive).  Note that this will override any value given in
           the --language option.

       2)  By matching the regexp given in option --language to the list of installed languages
           in the system.

       3)  By matching the regexp stored in the environment variable ISPELLDEFAULT to the list of
           installed languages in the system.

       4)  By using the value stored in the user-specific file ~/.ispell-default (use
           select-default-iwrap(1) to set it).

       5)  By using the value stored in the site-wide file
           /etc/dictionaries-common/ispell-default (use select-default-ispell(8) as superuser to
           set it).

       Note: regexp matches are case-insensitive and the ISO-8859-1 special characters are
       transformed into their ASCII equivalents.  German ess-zet is equivalent to the character
       "s" and the ae ligature to the character "e".

EXAMPLE

       Let us say that the following dictionaries are installed in the system (as appearing in
       the Debconf question at installation time):

           castellano (Spanish TeX mode)
           castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)
           português (European Portuguese)
           português brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)

       Choosing the regexp (either in the --language option or in the environment variable
       ISPELLDEFAULT) to be "span" will yield an error, since two languages will match
       ("castellano" and "castellano8").  However, if the regexp is "span.*8", the language
       "castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)" will be chosen.

ENVIRONMENT

       ISPELLDEFAULT
           Regexp that matches the name of the default language to use, if no --language option
           is given.

FILES

       $HOME/.ispell-default
           Contains the name of the language to use, if no --language option is given or if the
           ISPELLDEFAULT environment variable is not set.  This is a user-specific choice.

       /etc/dictionaries-common/ispell-default
           Name of the language to use when everything above is not set. This is a system-wide
           setting.

SEE ALSO

       select-default-ispell(8), select-default-iwrap(1)

AUTHORS

       Rafael Laboissiere