ispell - International Ispell (an interactive spelling corrector)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename ispell_3.3.02-6_i386.deb
Package name ispell
Package version 3.3.02
Package release 6
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category text
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 150.90 KB
Installed size 335.00 KB
Ispell corrects spelling in plain text, LaTeX, sgml/html/xml, and nroff files.
[x]Emacs and jed have nice interfaces to ispell, and ispell works from many
other tools and from the command line as well.
No ispell dictionaries are included in this package; you must install
at least one of them ("iamerican" is recommended by default for no good
reason); install the "ispell-dictionary" package(s) for the language(s)
you and your users will want to spell-check.
It's a good idea to install "word list" package(s) for the same language(s),
because they'll be used by ispell's (L)ookup command.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ispell_3.3.02-6_amd64.deb 3.3.02 amd64 Ubuntu Main
ispell - - -


Name Value
dictionaries-common -
libc6 >= 2.7
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package ispell_3.3.02-6_i386.deb
Source Package ispell

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ispell deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ispell




2012-12-10 - Robert Luberda <>
ispell (3.3.02-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ mark ispell package as `Multi-Arch: foreign' (closes: #695102);
+ update VCS fields.
2011-06-15 - Robert Luberda <>
ispell (3.3.02-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a typo in ibritish-huge description (closes: #630240).
* Replace `The package also recommends' with `The package also suggests' in
packages' descriptions (closes: #630243).
* Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes).
2011-03-29 - Robert Luberda <>
ispell (3.3.02-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Add a debian/NEWS file for the recent changes.
* remove the ` - medium' part from iamerican and
ibritish debconf prompts (closes: #619651).
* debian/control:
+ make sure ienglish-common recommends' include both iamerican* and
ibritish* packages (closes: #619922);
+ fix a typo in iamerican-huge description (closes: #619924);
+ bump (build-)dependencies on dictionaries-common(-dev) to >= 1.10.6~ to
have #619620 fixed;
+ add VCS fields;
+ make dictionary packages to depend on ispell and dictionaries-common-dev
to have their versions included in  reportbug(1) generated reports.
2011-03-23 - Robert Luberda <>
ispell (3.3.02-3) experimental; urgency=low
* debian/rules: add a work-around for autobuilders not obeying Policy
(see #619284). If not all build-dependencies are installed, then
postpone building arch-independent stuff until binary(-indep) target
is called.
* 0029-Generate-hex-in-fix8bit.patch: Make `fix8bit -7' to generate
hexadecimal sequences instead of octal ones.
* 0030-Display-whole-multibyte-character.patch: Display all bytes from
multi-byte characters instead of converting them into `cat -v' format.

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