[TUHS] Spell - was tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Nov 22 02:08:01 AEST 2017


        `quotes'
> rules used ...  to create British spelling from an American
> English database often leave a lot to be desired.

Among the BUGS listed for spell(1) in v7 was "Britsh spelling was
done by an American".

Nevertheless, at least one British expat thanked me for spell -b.
He had been using the original "spell", and ignoring its reports
of British "misspellings". But, he said, long exposure to American
writing had infected his writing. Spell -b was a blessing, for
revealed where his usage wobbled between traditions.


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