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french - a list of french words

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french - a list of french words


/usr/share/dict/french is an ASCII file which contains an alphabetic list of words, one per line.


/etc/alternatives/dictionary is a symbolic link to a /usr/share/dict/<language> file. /usr/share/dict/words is a symbolic link to /etc/alternatives/dictionary, and is the name by which other software should refer to the system word list. See update-alternatives(8) for more information.
The directory /usr/share/dict can contain word lists for many languages, with name of the language in English, e.g., /usr/share/dict/american-english and /usr/share/dict/danish contain respectively lists of English and Danish words if they exist. Such lists should be coded using the ISO 8859-1 character set encoding.


ispell(1), update-alternatives(8), and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.


The words lists are not specific, and may be generated from any number of sources.


Word lists are collected and maintained by various authors.
29 Sept 1998 Linux