A user equivalence file contains equivalences in a manner similar
to the main equiv file. The user equiv contains equivs that edit
and/or replace equivs in the main equiv. It may also contain new
Make a user equiv file by creating an ASCII file containing your
desired equiv edits. Then index that source file with backref
The user equiv source file has the following format:
- The root word or phrase is the first thing on the line.
- Hyphenated words should be entered with a space instead of a
- Subsequent words/phrases (equivs) follow on the same line
prefixed with edit commands (see below).
- Add optional classification information by appending a semicolon
(;) and the class to the word to apply it to. Any specified
classification is carried onto subsequent words until a new
classification is entered.
- Lines should be kept to a reasonable length; around 80
characters for standard screen display is prudent. In no case
should a line exceed 1K. Where more equivs exist for a root
word than can be fit onto one line, enter multiple entries where
the root word is repeated as the first item.
- There should not be any blank lines. Lines should not have any
leading or trailing spaces. Words or phrases also should not
have any leading or trailing spaces.
- A user equiv file may "chain" to another user equiv file by
placing the key string ";chain;" followed by the name of the
equiv source file to chain to on the first line of the source
";chain;c:\morph3\eqvsusr" Equivs are looked up
in the chained file before the current file so that a user may,
for example, override system wide settings. Chains are resolved
when the source file gets backreferenced.
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