aspell thinks 'defencive' is how 'defensive' is spelled

Bug #15095 reported by Mark Florian on 2005-04-07
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aspell-en (Ubuntu)
Medium
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

The word 'defensive' is considered incorrect by aspell and associated apps, and
suggests 'defencive', which is wrong; 'defensive' is the correct spelling.

This applies to gtkspell as well, seeing as gtkspell relies on aspell.

How on Earth did this get in?!

Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

(In reply to comment #0)
> The word 'defensive' is considered incorrect by aspell and associated
> apps, and suggests 'defencive', which is wrong

I can't reproduce this on an up-to-date hoary installation:

$ echo "defensive" | aspell -a
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.50.5)
*

$ echo "defencive" | aspell -a
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.50.5)
& defencive 13 0: defensive, defective, defense, defensively, definitive,
defensing, offensive, defensible, defiance, defensed, defenses, decencies,
deceive

$ dpkg -l aspell aspell-en | grep ^ii
ii aspell 0.50.5-5 GNU Aspell spell-checker
ii aspell-en 0.51-1-1 English dictionary for GNU Aspell

Mark Florian (markrian) wrote :

My output from the same commands:

$ echo "defensive" | aspell -a
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.50.5)
& defensive 14 0: defencive, defensively, defence, defensible, tensive,
definitive, defenced, defences, detersive, deafens, defective, diffusive,
defencing, offencive

$ echo "defencive" | aspell -a
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.50.5)
*

$ dpkg -l aspell aspell-en | grep ^ii
ii aspell 0.50.5-5 GNU Aspell spell-checker
ii aspell-en 0.51-1-1 English dictionary for GNU Aspell

A friend of mine also experiences the same problem. Our locales are set to en_GB
(British), if that makes any difference.

Mark Florian (markrian) wrote :

This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 18438.

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