The aspell() functions allows you to check the spelling on a word and offer suggestions.
Note: This extension has been removed from PHP and is no longer available as of PHP 4.3.0. If you want to use spell-checking capabilities in PHP, use pspell instead. It uses pspell library and works with newer versions of aspell.
aspell works only with very old (up to .27.* or so) versions of aspell library. Neither this module, nor those versions of aspell library are supported any longer. You need the aspell library, available from: http://aspell.sourceforge.net/.
In PHP 4, these functions are only available if PHP was configured with --with-aspell=[DIR].
See also pspell.