Diction for Windows

Diction: print wordy and commonly misused phrases in sentences




Diction and style are two old standard UNIX commands. Diction identifies wordy and commonly misused phrases. Style analyses surface characteristics of a document, including sentence length and other readability measures.

These programs cannot help you structure a document well, but they can help to avoid poor wording and compare the readability (not the understandability!) of your documents with others. Both commands support English and German documents.



Sources: http://www.moria.de/~michael/diction


If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  1262784 13 September 2007  07bdd74fb0821054b5fd1dbce8e8ea16
• Sources Setup  432350 13 September 2007  67d0d8dde4a65b1335777883750f9814
• Binaries Zip  83462 13 September 2007  1a52d84d7cc5450055d55020d6738140
• Documentation Zip  380104 13 September 2007  821b98338aa5bede144b0dbd368eba41
• Sources Zip  233975 13 September 2007  ac4434bf1836aecf4ed0a975c6d3185b
• Dependencies Zip  751172 20 July 2007  fcb2e5fdbfefd8a46b35f5bd328365b1
• Original sourcehttp://www.moria.de/~michael/diction/diction-1.11.tar.gz

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page. New releases of the port of this package can be monitored.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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