trade spelling dictionaries

Caolán McNamara caolanm at
Tue Dec 23 12:57:34 PST 2014

On Mon, 2014-12-22 at 13:33 -0800, JE G wrote:
> Many trades have special vocabularies. (medical, legal, engineering,
> computer, biology, etc.) I have a list of scientific names for plants
> that has grown to be so large that does not fit the custom dictionary
> space. I am wondering if it can be converted to another form like the
> language dictionaries. If so how do I do this? Is there a program that
> builds this kind of file?

You could try wordlist2hunspell which is part of the hunspell package
(hunspell-devel under fedora for example which generates an ultra dumb
hunspell .aff and .dic pair. 

that script just automates the first two steps of the guide of

There's some info there on how to use munch etc to further shrink the
size of the hunspell dictionary format version if necessary.


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