Specialised dictionaries [was Re: localization formats proposal]

Subject: Specialised dictionaries [was Re: localization formats proposal]
From: Alan (horkana@tcd.ie)
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 07:21:24 CDT

> Speaking of dictionaries, are there any (English preferably) subject
> specific dictionaries? One of my friends studying old english would
> kill for a spell checker, a spellchecker that actually understood
> Computer Jargon, or a medical spellchecker, or slang. Being able to add
> a particular and specific lexicon would mean i would not need to have
> such a vast custom dictionary (and i would not keep having to add terms
> like Netscape, Abiword, Gnu, Javascript and others to a huge and
> inefficient custom dictionary).

This is more about spell checkers than real dictionaries.

To partially answer my own question there is of course the Jargon
File/New Hackers Dictionary. All i need know is to find if it some one
has already packaged it for ispell or if there is an easy way to convert
it to an ispell file

Are you pondering what Iím pondering? 
I think so, Brain, but pants with horizontal stripes make me look

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