Spell check in Kate

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed May 17 20:13:46 BST 2006

On 5/16/06, Tez <binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Terence, thank you very much. I did reset the machine, and now Kate's
> > spell checker works. I very much appreciate your help.
> >
> > Just a few questions. First, where is the custom dictionary, so that I
> > can back it up when I reinstall? Second, I see that I have to add
> > common strings such as php, html,... basically all the code and markup
> > tags. Should these words not be in the dictionary already?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Dotan Cohen
> > http://what-is-what.com
> The strings like html, php... probably wouldn't be in the dictionary
> because it's a standard dictionary i.e. not a technical one and adding
> them is one of those annoying little things.
> On the whereabouts of the custom dictionary the man page for ispell
> says it's in $HOME/.ispell_hashfile although I can't find any file like that
> in my home dir, so I would suggest that when you reinstall just backup
> your entire $HOME dir.
> Terence Simpson

I found these files:

I'm not sure what the first one is for, but ~/.aspell.en.pws had the
words that I had added to the dictionary in plain text. Thank you for
helping me get the dictionary working, and discovering how to back it

Dotan Cohen

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