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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 options are there for doing spell-checking in emacs

Because I'm currently doing a lot of non-programming tasks in Emacs, spell-checking became one of my major concerns once again. I noticed that there is no question related to the options for spell-...
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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 make emacs automatically spell check all visible text?

When flyspell is enabled it doesn't show spelling errors on all visible text (like most text editors that support spell checking). When moving the cursor over text, misspelled words become underlined....
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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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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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Intelligent spell-checking in org-mode

By default, the results of running M-x ispell-buffer in org-mode are very disappointing. Ispell looks inside :PROPERTY: drawers, which commonly contain things like :ID: 797495bd-581b-4a42-...
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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 get Emacs to use the Mac system-level spell correction capabilities?

Mac OSX has autocorrect for spelling that: Doesn't require pressing any buttons to make a retroactive change. Doesn't require manually inputting these corrections/abbrevs. I want to get this same ...
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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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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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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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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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