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I was wondering if Ubuntu comes with a file that lists all of the words in, say, the Webster's dictionary, for the purposes of spell checking and whatnot.

I looked around a bit and I couldn't find anything.

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The package wamerican has a word list for American English (installed in /usr/share/dict/american-english). There are dictionaries for other languages available, which you can find by searching the repositories for the desired language (e.g. wbritish has a word list for British English).

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Anyone searching for a German wordlist: It's wngerman. – Christian Jan 21 at 18:25

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