Portuguese (BR) Dictionary (ASCII)
The Portuguese (Brazil) word list, in BR.dic file, was
generated using the ISPELL spell checker, and its Brazilian
package, maintained mainly by Ricardo Ueda <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In GPL, BR.dic can be distributed, but have to be FREE.
The credits for the creation of this word list goes to Sadao Massago
The credits for ISPELL can be found at the ISPELL home page
The credits for the Brazilian package for ISPELL can be found at
For further information, read the section on "How To Generate
Word Lists" below...
Have a nice day.
Miguel Vinicius Santini Frasson
How to generate word lists using the ISPELL spell checker.
You can get ispell from
* Required files
- ispell (of course)
- radicals file
- affixs file
The dictionary file (.hash or .has) of ispell is generated by
buildhas program, using the radicals file (without a default
extension) and the affixs file (.aff). The buildhas command line is
bulidhas [radicals file] [affixs file .aff] [dictionary file .has]
Look at README file to see what is the radicals file.
With the .has (or .hash) and .aff files in hand, you can generate the
word list by the command line:
cat [radical] | ispell -e -d [dictionary] | tr " " "\n" |sort| uniq > [wordlist]
[radical] -> path and name of the radicals file.
[dictionary] -> path and name of the .has (or .hash) file.
[wordlist] -> path and name of the word list file.
tr " " "\n" -> replaces the spaces by a "new line" character.
uniq -> eliminates repeated lines.
type [radical] | ispell -e -d [dictionary] > [wordlist]
Under Dos, you get list of words, but with similar words in the
same line. You can do a simple program to replace spaces by a
"new line" command. You have to use WinEdt' Sort Lines dialog
(Tools menu) to sort as WinEdt dictionary and remove repeated
This method of obtaining word lists is based in the makefile included
in the Portuguese ispell dictionary source distributed by