Artur Zakirov <> writes:
> On 25.07.2016 19:53, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> But I found that this actually talks about Hunspell format dictionaries.
>> (So the man page is hunspell(5) as opposed to ispell(5).)  While as far
>> as the tsearch interfaces are concerned, those two are lumped together,
>> should we not change the error message to refer to Hunspell?

> As I understand, this error message refers to the Ispell dictionary 
> template. This template can use various dictionary formats. Which is 
> confusing. Maybe would be better to change dictionary template name. But 
> it can break backward compatibility...

I think the error message has to refer to the ispell dictionary type by
its assigned name, otherwise you'll just create even more confusion.
(In other words, I read the message as talking about PG's ispell
dictionary code, not about somebody else's ispell man file.)

The right place to explain that ispell accepts hunspell-formatted files,
or to link to specifications of what that means, is in the documentation.
Section 12.6.5 already says that, but maybe it could be expanded/rewritten
a little.

                        regards, tom lane

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