french - a list of french words
/usr/share/dict/french is an ASCII file which contains an alphabetic
list of words, one per line.
/etc/alternatives/dictionary is a symbolic link to a
/usr/share/dict/<language> file. /usr/share/dict/words is a symbolic
link to /etc/alternatives/dictionary, and is the name by which other
software should refer to the system word list. See update-
alternatives(8) for more information.
The directory /usr/share/dict can contain word lists for many
languages, with name of the language in English, e.g.,
/usr/share/dict/american-english and /usr/share/dict/danish contain
respectively lists of English and Danish words if they exist. Such
lists should be coded using the ISO 8859-1 character set encoding.
ispell(1), update-alternatives(8), and the Filesystem Hierarchy
The words lists are not specific, and may be generated from any number
Word lists are collected and maintained by various authors.