Downloadable Dictionary Files For Pteridophyte Terms And Genera
To make spell checking of taxonomic pteridological writing easier, five
dictionary files are available for downloading as an adjunct to the
publication "A Modern Multilingual Glossary for Pteridophyte Taxonomy"
(Pteridologia 3). The accepted terms, synonyms, alternate forms
(substantives, adjectives), and some plurals have been placed in a text file
for each of the Glossary's languages, English, Spanish, French, and
Portuguese. (The definitions themselves are not included.) A fifth file
consists of accepted generic names and synonyms for the Pteridophyta. The
files do not distinguish between accepted terms or names and synonyms; they
are intended to prevent errors in spelling, not terminology or taxonomy.
You may download some or all of the five files and convert them into "custom
dictionaries" to use with your word processor. Follow the instructions with
your word processor to do this. The files are in text only (.txt) format, one
word or term to a line and one line to a paragraph. Be sure to set your word
processor to use all the dictionaries so that the spell checker will use the
custom dictionaries, as well as the default dictionary that came with the
To download open the file you want and use your browser save function
to save the file to your computer, or download all five files as a zip file.