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Flyspell enables on-the-fly spell checking in Emacs by the means of a minor mode (called Flyspell).

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How does one use flyspell in org buffers without flyspell triggering on tangled code blocks?

Imagine an org buffer in Emacs like: * Title Some text describing the title and the codew (sic) and whatnot. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs_lisp (setq backup-by-copying t) #+END_SRC I want flyspell to check ...
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How to use Flyspell to efficiently correct previous word?

From the moment when I started using Flyspell, it always was painful to use. I rarely check entire buffer for misspelled words, usually I type and once I see underlined word I want to correct it ...
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How can I make flyspell ignore urls?

When I use flyspell-mode, it reports spelling errors whenever I type a URL. Is there a way I can tell Flyspell to stop checking URLs?
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How can I use Company to spell-check a word?

company-ispell can complete a word at point, but what if you want to use Company to list the possible corrections for spelling? As an added bonus, is there any way to integrate this into Flyspell?
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Is it possible to auto-correct spelling “on space”?

I was about to post the question but then I saw it on Stack Overflow while searching for auto-correct possibilities. The linked question has no answers, so I thought it'd have more luck on this site. ...
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aspell with emacs 26.1 on ms windows

After updating emacs to version 26.1 on a windows machine, I get the following error message from flyspell: Error enabling Flyspell mode: (c:/Program Files (x86)/Aspell/bin/aspell.exe release 0.60 or ...
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How to make Flyspell ignore code blocks in Markdown?

Can I filter what Flyspell may check in the buffer? I don't want it to spell-check code in Markdown mode. Maybe I can use the font-face at point for that? Something like this: (let ((get-char-...
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How to automatically load flyspell-mode when Markdown (.md, .mdwn) file is open?

When editing Markdown files (.md, .mdwn, etc.) and Mediawiki files (.mw), I almost always need to have flyspell-mode loaded. How to have that automatically happen via configuration?
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Inadvertent paste when correcting spelling mistakes using flyspell

When I click with the middle mouse button that usually inserts the primary selection at the point where I clicked. However, the same button opens flyspell's context menu when I click on a misspelled ...
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how to install Aquamacs' OSX spellchecker (NSSpellChecker) in GNU Emacs?

Spellcheck in Aquamacs works much better than either the default aspell or the improved hunspell. Example typo: whtehr Here are the suggestions provided by the various engines when I do flyspell-...
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Can you turn on flyspell for comments but NOT strings?

I currently use the following to enable flyspell in prog-mode: (add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'flyspell-prog-mode) This checks spelling automatically in comments and strings. However, I would like to ...
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The format of ispell personal dictionary

I'm having difficulty getting flyspell to accept a personal dictionary. In my .emacs file I have the line: (setq ispell-personal-dictionary "~/.karpov_dic") This .karpov_dic file only has a few ...
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Flyspell breaks on special characters

Special characters appear to split words in flyspell even if the words are in my dictionary: How can I fix this?
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Can I have a different dictionary for flyspell in different headings?

I have an org-mode file where I use different languages. I was hoping to be able to have flyspell checking them. Something like: * Title 1 :PROPERTIES: :Language: Italian :END: This is italian text ...
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How to speed up flyspell-mode?

When flyspell-mode is active, typing is somewhat – although barely noticeable – more sluggish than without, also marking of words. Is it possible to somehow speed up flyspell-mode, maybe make it not ...
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Flyspell check entire document upon opening

I have enabled Flyspell in .emacs: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'turn-on-flyspell) When I open a document and start typing, typos will be underlined. However, when I close and reopen the document, the ...
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Run flyspell-buffer automatically after emacs loads a (tex)-file

I want to load flyspell-mode and execute flyspell-buffer automatically after emacs loaded a tex file. I tried the following which loads flyspell-mode but doesn't seem to execute flyspell-buffer. What ...
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how to keep my abbrevs table files separate?

I'd like to maintain several distinct abbrevs files for different types of abbreviation expansions. I have this: (read-abbrev-file "~/Dropbox/elisp/main-abbrevs-file.abbrev_defs") (read-abbrev-file ...
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Error enabling flyspell mode in Emacs

I use flyspell hunspell for checking my spelling mistakes in Emacs. Recently, when I run M-x flyspell-mode in .org or .tex files I got the following error: Error enabling Flyspell mode: (hunspell ...
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How to set the Ispell language via a file variable in Org-Mode?

I put the following in the beginning of the Org file: * :noexport: Local Variables: ispell-local-dictionary: "american" End: #+EXPORT_EXCLUDE_TAGS: noexport And I start flyspell via a hook: (add-...
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Improving spell correction

I'm currently using Flyspell to auto-correct the previous word as I type, which is convenient. However, the spell-checker I use, Hunspell, makes some strange decisions. For example, the misspelled ...
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Make flyspell avoid checking #includes in C++

Flyspell does a great job ignoring all the source code and only check comments, with one flaw: it still does check the text after #includes. So the iostream here does get highlighted: #include <...
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How to spellcheck all words in a buffer

Is there a way to make a whole spellcheck in a buffer instead of check every word as you type using flyspell, like using aspell command with a file ?
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How to quiet “Starting new Ispell process” on opening every file?

Using flyspell by default is handy, but the message on every file gets annoying (especially since it doesnt go away). eg: Starting new Ispell process /usr/bin/aspell with american dictionary... Is ...
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flyspell-goto-next-error without running flyspell-buffer first?

I would like to do a sort of flyspell-goto-next-error but without first having to run flyspell-buffer or flyspell-region. How could this be accomplished? In other words: keep "flyspell-buffering" ...
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Show current ispell dictionary in modeline

FlyCheck had dynamic modeline that shows real-time errors information: FlyC:0/21 How to have the similar ability for flyspell, to show the current dictionary used in the current buffer, the info ...
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flyspell does not start form the first try

I used flyspell-mode with aspell backend before, but now I want to make the transition to the hunspell so that I could use multiple dictionaries. To do so, I added the following lines to the init.el: ...
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How to clear underlines after disabling flyspell?

There are already questions on disabling flyspell (see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3423638) However I would like to toggle flyspell at runtime. An annoyance I've found is the red-underline ...
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Is it possible to enable flyspell in scratch buffers?

I often use scratch buffers, when I want to take a closer look at some code. However I can't enable flyspell in scratch buffers. Is there a way to also use it when not editing a file ? EDIT: I can't ...
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How to set the local dictionary in a *Org Note* buffer?

I am using different flyspell/ispell dictionaries for different buffers/files setting the file local variable ispell-local-dictionary, respectively. But if I want to log e.g. a TODO state change a *...
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mmm-mode and flyspell

I use mmm-mode in order to add python code in LaTeX. So i have something like this in my emacs config: (use-package mmm-mode :ensure t :config (mmm-add-group 'latex-python '((latex-...
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How do I disable the emacs flyspell middle mouse correction?

I already use middle mouse to paste/yank. However flyspell seems to hijack this, making it impossible to paste in the vicinity of a correctable word. With the help of this question I have discovered ...
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Writing on Emacs: Spell + Grammar + More checking? [duplicate]

There is something I never found how to manage correctly on Emacs: advance spell checking. I know that a lot of modes allow spell check (flyspell, hunspell...) but what I really wonder is: is it ...
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flyspell's highlight cleared after a “save word” action

After running flyspell-buffer, all misspelled words are highlighted. However, after saving a word, all of the highlighting is gone. How can I avoid that? My flyspell-persistent-highlight is set t.
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Emacs Ispell to list all spelling errors at once

I am using emacs ispell to look for spelling mistakes. It works well in interactive mode, but I was wondering if I can see all the words with spelling issues highlighted in the buffer itself or ...
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Hunspell error in emacs

My .emacs file contains the following code to make hunspell work, however I get the following error message when starting flyspell-mode: Starting new Ispell process hunspell with deutsch-hunspell ...
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Could not load package flyspell with use-package

I have configured flyspell mode with use-package like this: (use-package flyspell-mode :init (progn (flyspell-mode 1)) :config (progn (setq ispell-program-name "aspell") (setq ...
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How to permanently change the default spelling dictionary?

In Aquamacs, the Emacs for macs, the dictionary can be changed in the Menu by going to Edit -> Spelling -> Change Dictionary... In my case, I enter en_GB. How do I avoid doing this for every file ...
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How to improve flyspell performance loading files?

On loading large files (~2000+ lines for example), flyspell takes a few seconds to Run. Is there a way to have flyspell delay applying to the entire buffer on load? Only run on visible text for ...
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Hunspell flyspell and Emacs on windows

I know this has been asked many times, but the answers don't seem to do it for me. How do you get Flyspell to work with hunspell? After installing the hunspell executables via mingw-64-hunspell ...
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Add last mistake to dictionary with flyspell and ispell

flyspell-auto-correct-previous-word is a great way to quickly correct mistakes in a buffer. I get a lot of false positives though, and I would like to quickly add them to my dictionary in an analogous ...
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Setting LOCAL aspell dictionary size

How to set local (per buffer) dictionary size used by aspell? [aspell is used by my emacs as "ispell look alike"] It can be set by --size=NN command line option of aspell. I would like to set it via ...
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Emacs helm-flyspell-correct (wrong-type-argument stringp nil) error

I have installed emacs on a new mac machine and the spell checker (which used to work on an older machine) has stopped working. Here is the details: OS: MacOS Mojave, V. 10.14.2 Emacs: GNU Emacs 26....
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How can i set flyspell to Italian

still have some problem to configure emacs: I use orgmode to write principally in italian, but also in english. So i want to use flyspell to check either language. I google and i find this blog. ...
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flyspell inserts clipboard on top of correction

for me flyspell is broken (or at least the default setup of it) in all versions of Emacs from 24.x - 25.x, running on OpenSuSE Leap 42.3 within KDE 5.8.7 Plasma Desktop. The behavior is as follows: ...
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Set-up scspell like behavior for the flyspell

I was trying to enable scspell like behavior for Flyspell but still can't succeed. Shortly - Flyspell parses "DemoWord" like "DemoWord" and scspell splits is into two words demo and word. I was ...
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small font for programming wanted [closed]

I have a low-res screen (1366x768) and therefore are searching for a small font which is clearly readable. Till now I used this font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso10646-1 I had ...
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Remove the left font lock of flyspell after uncomment

I use flyspell-prog-mode, and quite often I comment a region, the source code was checked, and the font lock of dirty words will left after I uncomment the source code. How can I fixes this? Thanks ...
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How to cycle between language specific abbrev tables in a buffer?

I have (human-)language-specific abbrev-tables named like lang-francais-mode-abbrev-table, lang-castellano8-mode-abbrev-table backed by my ~/.emacs.d/abbrev_defs file. The language names are the ...
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how to add new UTF-8 words to Hunspell's user custom dictionary?

How do I set up Hunspell so that I can add new UTF-8 words (e.g. "Rúdi") to my user local dictionary? I have a function that allows me to add new words to my local dictionary. It works for adding ...