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       ispell-wrapper - smart wrapper for ispell

	ispell-wrapper [--emacs=name] [--language=regexp] [--dry-run] [ispell options] file

	  Options (all long only options):
	   --emacs=name 	  Set the language to use by emacs dict name
	   --language=regexp	  Set the language to use by name
	   --dry-run		  Only show what would have done

       ispell-wrapper is a wrapper script for ispell intended to be used in a
       Debian system in conjunction with the infrastructure introduced by the
       dictionaries-common package. Option --dry-run will show the string to
       be run without doing anything else.

       It automatically sets the -d, -w, and -T options to ispell as a
       function of the chosen language.  Of course, this only works for
       dictionary packages that comply with the above mentioned Policy.

       Here is how the language is defined (in order of priority):

       1)  By matching the emacs dict name given in --emacs option to the name
	   of one of the emacs dicts names provided by installed languages in
	   the system. This match must be exact (although is case
	   insensitive).  Note that this will override any value given in the
	   --language option.

       2)  By matching the regexp given in option --language to the list of
	   installed languages in the system.

       3)  By matching the regexp stored in the environment variable
	   ISPELLDEFAULT to the list of installed languages in the system.

       4)  By using the value stored in the user-specific file
	   ~/.ispell-default (use select-default-iwrap(1) to set it).

       5)  By using the value stored in the site-wide file
	   /etc/dictionaries-common/ispell-default (use
	   select-default-ispell(8) as superuser to set it).

       Note: regexp matches are case-insensitive and the ISO-8859-1 special
       characters are transformed into their ASCII equivalents.  German ess-
       zet is equivalent to the character "s" and the ae ligature to the
       character "e".

       Let us say that the following dictionaries are installed in the system
       (as appearing in the Debconf question at installation time):

	   castellano (Spanish TeX mode)
	   castellano8 (Spanish 8 bit)
	   portugues (European Portuguese)
	   portugues brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)

       Choosing the regexp (either in the --language option or in the
       environment variable ISPELLDEFAULT) to be "span" will yield an error,
       since two languages will match ("castellano" and "castellano8").
       However, if the regexp is "span.*8", the language "castellano8 (Spanish
       8 bit)" will be chosen.

	   Regexp that matches the name of the default language to use, if no
	   --language option is given.

	   Contains the name of the language to use, if no --language option
	   is given or if the ISPELLDEFAULT environment variable is not set.
	   This is a user-specific choice.

	   Name of the language to use when everything above is not set. This
	   is a system-wide setting.

       select-default-ispell(8), select-default-iwrap(1)

       Rafael Laboissiere

0.98.12 			   2008-7-03		     ISPELL-WRAPPER(1)

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