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Hunspell is a command line spell-checking tool that provides language checking capabilities for text documents. It is widely used and has become the de facto standard in various applications and operating systems.

  1. Hunspell offers support for over a hundred languages, including major languages like English, Spanish, French, and German, as well as less common languages.

  2. It uses highly efficient algorithms to identify and suggest corrections for misspelled words in a given text file.

  3. The tool allows users to create and manage custom dictionaries, enabling them to add, remove, and modify word entries according to their specific needs.

  4. It provides a wide range of options and flags that can be used to customize the behavior of the spell-checking process.

  5. Hunspell supports compound word detection, making it capable of identifying and suggesting corrections for compounded words that may not exist in the dictionary but can be formed by combining valid words.

  6. The tool can also handle hyphenation, enabling it to suggest correct hyphenation points for words in a text.

  7. It offers support for morphological analysis, allowing the tool to handle inflected forms of words and provide suggestions based on the root form.

  8. Hunspell can be integrated into various text editors, word processors, and other applications through its API, making it convenient for developers to add spell-checking capabilities to their software.

  9. It is open-source software, released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), allowing anyone to use, modify, and distribute the tool freely.

  10. Hunspell is actively maintained and improved, with regular releases and active community support, ensuring its reliability and stability over time.

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