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Changes of ispell.el from GNU emacs v27.2 from v26.3?

Recently, I updated my GNU emacs from v26.3 to v27.2. Now, ispell does not work anymore under Windows 10 (on my Macs, it still works). On my Windows machine, I use hunspell, which has been the same v1....
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Reload flyspell after changing ispell dictionary

Whenever I ispell-change-dictionary, I have to disable and re-enable flyspell-mode for flyspell to pick up the new dictionary. Is there a way to automate this? It probably involves a post-command-hook,...
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How to ignore a detected spelling mistake in Doom Emacs?

I'm using Doom Emacs and I enabled spell-check in the ~/doom.d/init.el file using flyspell and aspell. Here's an overview of my file: :checkers syntax ; tasing you for every semicolon you ...
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Flyspell and Ispell find different incorrect words

There are words that are considered to be wrong by Flyspell that are instead considered correct by Ispell. I thought that Flyspell was merely an async version of Ispell, I must be wrong... To add to ...
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ispell not flagging incorrect spelling

Background: I am using OCR to get text for a project. Frequently encountered in the originals is the word born which the OCR software reads a bom. ( Ispell does not flag this as a misspelling. I was ...
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Error enabling Flyspell mode: Can't open ISO-8859-1

I have downloaded the hunspell build nto ~/lib/hunspell on my windows machine. I have included these lines in my .emacs.d config (setq tian/hunspell-directory (concat (expand-file-name "~/&...
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Changing language with ispell

M-x ispell works fine for English. However, when I try to change the dictionary, I run into difficulties. I did M-x ispell-change-dictionary and selected one of the options (francais) from the list ...
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Flyspell not reading the complete word - FRENCH LANGUAGE

I am using flyspell for the first time. For word with "^" inside, it looks like they are read as two separate words. For example, below, the word "maître" is underlined, and the ...
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Beginner: Doom Emacs, or Emacs in general: Which program is used for spellcheck-as-you-write in text mode and how to change its dictionary

I am learning how to work with Emacs on Ubuntu 20.04. After going through Tutorial and using default key-bindings for some time, I have decided to test more ergonomic (at least for me) setup - that is ...
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flyspell and ispell give too many spelling suggestions

I'm using flyspell mode with aspell under the hood. Emacs 27.1 installed using Homebrew on macOS Mojave. This behavior happens both with my normal configuration as well as emacs -Q. I looked through M-...
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ispell-change-dictionary cannot change the dictionary to any other language other than english, american or default

Currently I am using spacemacs. I have installed spell checking layer by writing spell-checking on my dot-spacemacs-configuration-layer. However when I try to use M-x ispell-change-dictionary it ...
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How to get spell suggesstion for the word that cursor is on in the minibuffer?

Example behavior: When I am using python-mode if a cursor is on top of on a error, the error message is printed out on the minibuffer. If I have following line import o , import keyword get bold and ...
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How do I disable Centaur Tabs in ispell Choices buffer

I need to disable the Centaur-Tabs in the Choices buffer of ispell/flyspell. In Centaur Tab's site it says to add a hook, so I tried this: (add-hook 'ispell-choices-buffer 'centaur-tabs-local-mode) ...
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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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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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