wbritish - British English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name wbritish
Package version 2017.08.24
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 984 B
Download size 203.90 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides the file /usr/share/dict/british-english
containing a list of English words with British spellings.
This list can be used by spelling checkers, and by programs such
as look(1).
There are also -small, -large, and -huge versions of this word list,
and there are wamerican* and wcanadian* packages as well.


Package Version Architecture Repository
wbritish_2017.08.24-1_all.deb 2017.08.24 all Ubuntu Main
wbritish - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dictionaries-common >= 0.20


Name Value
wordlist -


Type URL
Binary Package wbritish_2017.08.24-1_all.deb
Source Package scowl

Install Howto

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




2017-10-20 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
scowl (2017.08.24-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Move sangs (plural of an obscure plant) to -95 (Closes: #861025).
Thanks to Josh Triplett.
* variant_0 and variant_1 are now _1 and _2; update rules to properly
include them (Closes: #867586). Thanks to 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson.
* build hunspell-en-{us,au,ca} from here. The versions in
libreoffice-dictionaries are built from here anyway (closes: #795159,
#874519, #879199). Thanks to Rene Engelhard for the patch.
2017-04-09 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
scowl (2017.01.22-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Include the proper variant spelling into the proper language (Closes:
#659841). Thanks to Drew Parsons.
* Sort using LC_ALL=C to make builds reproducible. (Closes: #791851).
Thanks to Reiner Herrmann.
* Remove non-word mys (Closes: #858961). Thanks to Josh Triplett.
* Switch to dh $@ style packaging
* Switch to quilt packaging
2011-10-12 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
scowl (7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Move dieing to english-words.80 (Closes: #515896)
- Modularises is in english-words.80 (Closes: #634824)
* Remove uniprocessorunix, thanks to Dean Menezes (Closes: #530456)
* afterward and afterwards are both perfectly legitimate english words;
add them to english-words.10 (Closes: #564032)
* Add unices, unixen to hacker list; add unixes to english-words.95,
thanks to Dean Menezes (Closes: #530457)
* Add analyses (plural of analysis) (Closes: #570718). Thanks to Benoit
* Deprecate irregardless slightly (Closes: #584076)
* Stick prepend into american words even though it is computer
jargon (Closes: #402055)
2009-03-29 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
scowl (6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Encode in UTF-8, thanks to Marc Fournier (Closes: #470463)
* Kill off triple letter misspellings, thanks to Justin B Rye (Closes:
* Fix supr{essed,ising} issues in english-words.95, thanks to Jidanni
(closes: #521229)
* Sanitize the makefile to not be so repetitive
* Add -insane package to include the .95 wordlists
* Include hacker special wordlist in the insane dictionaries
* Add homepage field
* Update standards version
2008-07-03 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
scowl (6-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Taking over this package (Closes: #487734)
* Fix the building of -huge binaries (Closes: #346113) [Thanks to Jason
Rhinelander <jagerman@jagerman.com> for a patch, though I actually
implemented myself without seeing his.]
2008-06-26 - Agustin Martin Domingo <agmartin@debian.org>
scowl (6-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Make wamerican no longer depend on dictionaries-common, while
using its features if present: (Closes: #487977).
- wamerican.links: Install /usr/share/dict/words link to
- wamerican.post{inst,rm}: Run dictionaries-common stuff only
if available.
- wamerican.config: Check that dictionaries-common is installed
and a recent version (having elanguages support) before trying
to use it.
- debian/rules: Do not auto-generate maintainer scripts for
wamerican, but use the new hardcoded ones. Split
installdeb-wordlist stuff for wamerican and the rest of the
wordlists, moving both to the install target.
- debian/control: Remove dictionaries-common dependency and
include a conflicts against dictionaries-common (<< 0.98) where
/usr/share/dict/words link diversion is included.
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.3. No changes needed.
- Moved debhelper dependency from Build-Depends-Indep to
Build-Depends. debhelper is required to run the clean target
of debian/rules (Policy Manual, section 7.6).

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