I got a new laptop and installed new emacs (27.1) for windows 10. Now, I am back to the battle to get the spell check working in emacs. I am kicking myself for not saving the path to victory last time. When I followed the https://github.com/hunspell/hunspell (more than 2 years old) I stuck with an error at the "make" command during the installation:

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

Any tip will be appreciated!

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    The github page only mentions GNU Linux and MacOS, not Windows. See if this answer helps.
    – NickD
    Dec 14, 2020 at 1:33
  • Actually on the github site there is a section "Compiling with Mingw64 and MSYS2" so I installed with the "pacman... " command. I was supposed to go back to the linux steps, but it didn't work. The site you pointed out has Hunspell 1.3.2, not the latest 1.7.0 but it works so I am happy with it! Thanks! :)
    – tony
    Dec 14, 2020 at 3:26
  • Use Cygwin version of hunspell, cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/…
    – chen bin
    Dec 14, 2020 at 6:56
  • How? The listed doesn't seem to have one that can be downloaded directly.
    – tony
    Dec 15, 2020 at 4:40


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