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Bug 61395 - replace words with Moby?
Summary: replace words with Moby?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: words
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 77071 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-19 00:53 UTC by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 3-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-11-08 17:32:40 UTC

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Description Adrian Likins 2002-03-19 00:53:22 UTC
the public domain word list at:

It's "official" word list seems to be about twice
as big as the current words file. 

Perhaps worth investigating?

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-03-19 21:30:04 UTC
Hardly anything uses the package anyway... it's not used as a spelling
dictionary, for one. Any reason why we need to keep it?

Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2002-03-19 22:07:50 UTC
suspect there are a fair amount of 3rd party/perl scripts/etc that
use it. I seem to recall some griping when it moved to  /usr/share/

I use it occasionally with `look foobar` or just grepping it to
find proper spelling, but I have no idea how common that useage is.

does lsb require it?

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-09 22:56:33 UTC
We'll stay with the current one for now.

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2002-11-07 20:35:18 UTC
Could we get this changed from "wontfix" to "later" or something? The current
word list *really* does suck -- it's full of arbitrary omissions. See bug #77071
for some random examples. I'll not reopen this myself, but I hope you will
consider doing so.

The SCOWL project -- already used by aspell -- seems like it'd provide a good
alternative. (It'd be kind of nice for the word list to actually line up with
the words being used by the spellchecker....)

Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2004-08-04 15:06:02 UTC
Not much of a reason not to update to a better list!

Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2004-08-04 15:06:53 UTC
*** Bug 77071 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 R P Herrold 2005-03-30 15:22:12 UTC
Strangely, the bugzilla was not updated to reflect this change being applied:

* Tue Mar 29 2005 Karel Zak <> 3-2
- replace word list with much better Moby Project words list (#61395)
- revise %description; ispell/aspell no longer uses words

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