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Re: help identifying package for /usr/share/dict




On Mon 26 Mar 2018 at 23:18:05 (-0700), James Powell wrote:
> I was referred here by reportbug, which says
> 
> "If you don't know what package the bug is in, please contact
> debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for assistance."
> 
> I have a bug to report (see emails below) against /usr/share/dict but
> I'm unable to identify the specific Debian package responsible for
> this file.  I looked at the source for wamerican and miscfiles and
> there's no obvious route from that source to the actual dict file.
> 
> > From: Geoff Kuenning <geoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: powellj@xxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: Ispell bug: mystery word 'ans' (common misspelling of 'and') in words
> > Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:48:51 -0700
> > 
> > I don't see it in my master dictionaries.  Apparently it's crept 
> > into the Debian dictionary.  "ANS" is a common acronym but I 
> > couldn't find a definition for it as a word.  So I agree that it 
> > shouldn't be there, but unfortunately I don't know who the Debian 
> > maintainers are.
> > 
> > > (This may be an emacs bug)
> > >
> > > System: linux
> > > Version: Other
> > > Conditions:
> > > 	
> > >
> > > Description:
> > > The words file in /usr/share/dict (which you may not maintain, 
> > > but I'm
> > > at a loss to find the maintainer) in Debian 9 includes the 
> > > mystery
> > > word 'ans'.  This is a common misspelling of 'and' and isn't in 
> > > my
> > > English dictionary, so I'll agitate for its removal.
> > >
> > > Thank you for your work on ispell.

Google   scowl spell   and you'll find where the wordlists are maintained:
http://wordlist.aspell.net/contrib/
and an email address. I see "ans" only in the -huge and -insane variants.

Cheers,
David.