Hi, there:
I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. Basically the list of
ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file.

Anyone knows where to find that?
Best Regards,
Kelvin
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Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. Basically the list of ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file. Anyone knows where to find that?

AUE Website
Intro B: Useful Web Sites for AUE Participants
"Word Lists"
http://www.alt-usage-english.org/intro b.shtml#Wordlists
Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. Basically the list of ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file. Anyone knows where to find that? Best Regards, Kelvin

On my Linux box this file is /usr/share/dic/words. It has 45,427 words. The head and tail reads:
Aarhus
Aaron
Ababa
aback
...
Zulu
Zulus
Zurich
If you're using Linux do a "locate" to find this file on your computer.
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I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file.

On my Linux box this file is /usr/share/dic/words. It has 45,427 words. The head and tail reads: Aarhus Aaron Ababa aback ... Zulu Zulus Zurich

What, no 'zymurgy'? 'aardvark'?
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Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for ... ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file.

On my Linux box this file is /usr/share/dic/words. It has 45,427 words. The head and tail reads: Aarhus Zurich If you're using Linux do a "locate" to find this file on your computer.

Don't trust a wordlist which doesn't include 'aardvark' or 'zymurgy'. 'Aachen' and the other z-word I'm too honest to check in the dictionary for are of less importance.
Presumably there's a way of gaining random access to your spellchecker's wordlist.
Mike.
Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for ... file. Anyone knows where to find that? Best Regards, Kelvin

On my Linux box this file is /usr/share/dic/words. It has 45,427 words.

There are about 800,000 words to choose from.
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Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. Basically the list of ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file.

What you're actually looking for is called a dictionary! ;-)

To be quite honest, if you want a file containing all the words in the English language then you will have a file with several hundred thousand words - even excluding the definitions. The Oxford English Dictionary, which attempts to list every word ever used in English, amounts to several dozen volumes with very large pages on very thin paper with very small print. I don't think a text file would be able to cope with that, considering that the digital version of the dictionary is now on DVD IIRC.

Your bewst bet for finding something useful is to follow the links suggested by Donna Richoux.
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop ... the English words...As full as possible...in a text file.

Intro B: Useful Web Sites for AUE Participants "Word Lists" http://www.alt-usage-english.org/intro b.shtml#Wordlists

There was, and, perhaps, is, a list on the Web of the words defined in W2ID; it's not linked to, afaIct, from any of the pages linked to from the page at the URL above. I don't have the URL at hand, and my Googling cursorily isn't finding it, but I have it at home, and, iIrc, will post a followup hereto therefrom including it.
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Hi, there: I am looking for an English vocabulary for my desktop PC. Basically the list of ALL the English words...As full as possible...in a text file. Anyone knows where to find that?

The alt.usage.english FAQ has a section on word lists. If you don't like my answer below, check there.
Frankly, you are asking for something that cannot exist. Even if someone accomplished it, by the time of publication even on the web it would be out of date. For a good approximation, see Grady Ward's lists at
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby /

, in particular "The largest word list in the world" at
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/mwords.html

. These lists, however, date from 1996.
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