Release date: 
Monday, 3 September, 2018



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GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Unlike Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special dictionary. Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale setting. Other advantages over Ispell include support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

aspell- (03/09/2018)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder (prefer in PATH or in X:\usr\local if you use a unix-like directory structure). See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Aspell v. (18/6/2012) Readme/What's new
Changes from 0.60.6 to (July 4, 2011) Update to Automake 1.10.3 Fix a bug which caused a race condition (leading to a likely crash) when two threads try to update the dictionary cache at the same time. Make it very clear that compiling Aspell with NDEBUG is a bad idea (see by outputting a warning when building with NDEBUG defined. Numerous other minor updates and bug fixes.
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