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ispell dictionary in .dir-locals.el

Aim: I am writing papers in different languages mostly in multifile latex projects. Thats why I would like to set the ispell dictionary in the directory local variables. Problem: Flyspell is not using ...
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Ispell + Hunspell recognizes everything after the apostrophe a different word

I'm using flyspell-mode with ispell and hunspell - as the dictionary backend, the problem is: if I type a word, for example you've or you're it recognizes ve and re as individual words. I want to fix ...
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Why is ispell-skip-region-alist's expression for matching addresses, filenames, and URLs commented out?

ispell.el contains: (defvar ispell-skip-region-alist `((ispell-words-keyword forward-line) ... ;; Matches e-mail addresses, file names, http addresses, etc. The ;; `-+' `_+' ...
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Several “Error skipping s-expressions at point” during ispell process

I'm working on a paper (a multifile LaTeX project) and when I tried to pass ispell to the different files, loads of Error skipping s-expressions at point messages appeared. I suspect that ispell didn'...
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emacs ispell looks for wrong language

Hi I am a little bit confused, because I think that I have already managed to make ispell work on my macOS 10.15.4 and emacs 26.3, but when I tried it I got an error that emacs cannot find ispell. ...
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ispell personal dictionary for multiple languages

I use hunspell for spellchecking. When I switch dictionaries (e.g., from en_US to hu_HU), I cannot save personal words to my personal dictionary. Emacs complains that ispell-init-process: Error: ...
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How can I replace all instances of a mispelled word during ispell?

I can be remarkably consistent with my misspellings some times; in these instances while running ispell, I'd like to be able to hit something like C-u <correction number> (for instance) to ...
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Ispell suggested word window too small

When I use ispell, it suggests replacements for misspelled words in a window at the top of the screen. However, it is too small, and I can barely read the words it contains. How do I increase the ...
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Using company-ispell with large text dictionary?

I've managed to setup company-ispell which seems to work for small files, but fails for a dump of the aspell dictionary. This works when pressing C-SPC without any existing text before the cursor. ...
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Enabling `flyspell-prog-mode` starts `flyspell-mode` instead

I've been playing with flyspell lately and with my recently established setup for spell-check, I wanted to enable it for all modes. I found that flyspell-mode and flyspell-prog-mode are best for text-...
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How to use ispell-word to correct a word immediately without prompting for multiple options?

Since the first option is the right one when fixing a common misspelling. Is there a way to make ispell-word correct the spelling of a word to the first suggestion instead of prompting from a list of ...
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Error: No word lists can be found for the language “en_US”

I am using GNU Emacs 26.1 on macOS Catalina. When I try to enable ispell or flycheck-mode I am getting following error: No word lists can be found for the language "en_US". => How could I fix this ...
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Disable ispell when using Tramp

In my Spacemacs, I enabled the spell-checking layer which enables ispell. I noticed that my Tramp connection is very slow, and after debugging, I found that one of the causes is ispell: 02:07:20....
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Enable spell check with american dictionary for all buffers

I have an init file that loads two files: one from customization done from within emacs and other from my custom settings file - better-defaults.el. I have tried various options like ispell-local-...
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Hunspell not working

I seem to be unable to configure hunspell to work within emacs. I have hunspell 1.7.0 and emacs 25.3. Supposedly, emacs should be able to find hunspell by default, but it seems that it is unable to ...
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Running aspell in emacs with aspell key bindings

I am using aspell on the (Linux) command line, and have also started using it with mu4e in emacs to spell-check my composed messages using ispell-message. That command runs aspell, but with ispell ...
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Creating a macro to change dictionary and run ispell

I would like to create a simple key binding (e.g. C-c s e) to spell check the (mu4e) email message I am composing using English (and use other bindings for other languages). I thought I'd simply ...
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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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Ispell not working with Hunspell

I am unable to use Ispell, after the upgrade to Hunspell 1.7.0. It seems that the "-D" option does not return the loaded dictionary, therefore the function ispell-find-hunspell-dictionaries fails. ...
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Error when using spell-checker in Portuguese

I wrote a text file in Portuguese. I have changed my dictionary to portugues. I tried to spell-check buffer and I get the following error message: Starting new Ispell process aspell with portugues ...
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How to use an ispell dictionary in company mode?

I am writing in LaTeX at the moment and I want to use company-mode for word completion. I found this solution: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/18522. I was thinking about using the ispell ...
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Where is ispell private dictionary located on Spacemacs?

My Spacemacs help ispell-personal-dictionary says: ispell-personal-dictionary is a variable defined in ‘ispell.el’. Its value is nil Documentation: File name of your personal spelling dictionary, or ...
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Setting a new location for ispell/aspell dictionaries

I want to synchronize my personal dictionaries between my computers. For this, they should be in a dictionary with only stuff I want to synchronize, preferably in a dictionary in ~/.emacs.d because I'...
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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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ispell word M-$ goes into screen capture mode on MacOS

I am on Mac OS X El Capitan. Here is my version info. GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0, NS appkit-1404.47 Version 10.11.6 (Build 15G31)) of 2017-12-03 Problem: Like most Emacs users on ...
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Check whether a string is spelled correctly

I need to check whether a string is spelled correctly from my ELisp code. This is what I am trying: (ispell-start-process) (ispell-send-string "Check this") (ispell-accept-output) The last call ...
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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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Automatically run ispell on magit COMMIT_MSG buffer

I make lots of spelling errors when constructing my commit message. It would be cool if I could add a hook to magit such that when I execute C-c C-c, it would run ispell before completing the commit ...
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Emacs lisp throwing error when using spell check

I am trying to configure Hunspell in my emacs running in windows. When I type M-x ispell-buffer, I get the following error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil) string-...
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Norwegian spell check

I'm trying to get Norwegian spell checking working in Emacs, and I'm having trouble with the Norwegian dictionary. System Ubuntu 17.04 GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24....
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call interactive function from elisp code without worrying about arguments

So, I want to do (ispell-change-dictionary) inside a function I'm writing, but doing a test throws this error: (wrong-number-of-arguments #[(dict &optional arg) I was told that M-x calls the ...
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Detect language in buffer

Is it possible to detect and set the correct ispell language based on the contents of the buffer? And beyond that: A markdown file can contain multiple human languages at the same time, perhaps ...
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How can I move all my file-local LocalWords to .dir-locals.el?

This is a follow-up question to Can I instruct ispell to insert LocalWords in a different file?. So now that I've got a way to use a separate file for my local dictionary, is there any way to move ...
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Can I instruct ispell to insert LocalWords in a different file?

Sometimes my LocalWords can get very long. In Org documents, it's awkward to have this 'appendix' of dictionary junk. I'd like to move this to a separate file (.dir-locals.el if possible).
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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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Spell checking and hunspell on windows (preferably from scratch)

I really need to get spellchecker on emacs (there are few who don't), and hunspell seems like the best option. The other options (aspell and ispell) are said to be ancient and also require a fair ...
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ispell-phaf no matching entry for en_Gb after update to macOS Sierra

I have update to macOS Sierra after witch spelling in Emacs is broken. The error I get is (ispell-phaf: No matching entry for en_GB in ´ispell-hunspell-dict-paths-alist´) I have both install aspell ...
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configuring and using ispell [duplicate]

I have been able to install Emacs 25.1 and AUCTeX 11.89.6 (this is the number that I have after installing it with MELPA directly from Emacs) that I am using on a Windows 7 machine. I am trying to ...
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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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What is the relationship between Emacs and various spellcheckers (ispell, etc.)?

A. Is there a spellchecker built in to Emacs? This seems to say that there is a "built-in ispell package" that "handles spell-checking and correction". The manual (Emacs > Fixit > Spelling > 16.4) ...
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How to supply ispell program with dictionaries?

I have the following environment on my machine: Windows 7, emacs and aspell built with mingw. I am trying to use aspell for spell-checking in buffer. After i change language to russian (i have ...
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How to save speck-mode dictionary with file?

What I tried, putting at the end of a file: Local IspellDict: de As local variable: speck-dictionary: de However, neither is interpreted. When I open the file in question, speck-mode always uses en ...
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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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Spell check with multiple dictionaries

How can I use multiple dictionaries with the Emacs spell checker? Specifically I want to use a British English dictionary and a medical English dictionary at the same time.
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Where is ispell?

I just upgraded to Emacs 24 and can't find ispell. If I try to use ispell I get the error message: Searching for program: no such file or directory, ispell After a small amount of searching on the ...
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How to move back to a previous typo in ispell?

When running M-x ispell, is it possible to go back to the previous typo? For example, I accidentally pass a typo and want to go back to it.
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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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How do I spell check directly from the magit-status buffer

Question: Is it possible to run ispell on a region (or the whole diff and nothing else) directly from the magit-status buffer? Motivation: I am writing varying amounts of text and often keep it ...
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In Emacs, where is ispell's personal dictionary stored?

In Emacs, where is ispell's personal dictionary stored?, the documentation http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Spelling.html says Your personal dictionary is specified by the ...
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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 ...