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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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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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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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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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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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Pure elisp spell checking in Emacs

The question What options are there for doing spell-checking in emacs discuss various spell checking solutions for Emacs. Emacs ispell interface uses external tools such as Aspell or Hunspell for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why doesn't my Norwegian ispell dictionary work on Emacs (Windows)?

I have installed the English ispell dictionary english.hash for using in Emacs, and placed it at C:\Users\espend\AppData\Roaming. When typing M-x ispell-change-dictionary, in Emacs, this English ...
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Why can't I use flyspell-mode? Error: (Searching for program No such file or directory ispell)

I am using Emacs on a macOS Monterey 12.5 with M1 hardware. This is my init file. I used to use in a Linux (NixOS) machine this init file (or something very similar) without ever having a single ...
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Flyspell and/or ispell + hunspell: Quirk for contraction words (shouldn't, isn't etc. getting flagged)

When setting up my spell-checking with flyspell and hunspell, contractions such as shouldn't and isn't are getting flagged: I believe it's not (entirely) the dictionary's issue (en_GB) as when I type ...
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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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