Bug#1793: german.hash has wron magic number
> Package: igerman, wgerman
> Running Ispell with the supplied german.hash gives the error message:
> Illegal format hash table /usr/lib/ispell/german.hash - \
> expected magic2 0x9602, got 0x0
> Rebuilding german.hash with buildhash succeeds but gives error messages
> on all words containing umlauts.
This sounds like a classsic 7bit or 8bit problem. I think you
probably have 'aff and list' files for a 7 bit character set, and
ispell has been compiled to use 8 bit.
Look in the word list file for the umlaut representation. If they're
":o" or such like, try replacing them with the appropriate 8 bit
character, and then rebuild the hash file from the new 8 bit list.
Is this an old igerman.deb file (pre September)? I didn't notice
anyone releasing new language ispell dictionaries.
I'll try to upload a guide to ftp.debian.org later tonight...
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