[OS X Emacs] spell checking - once more

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Tue Jan 15 05:01:32 EST 2008

Am 14.01.2008 um 09:27 schrieb David Reitter:

> On 13 Jan 2008, at 16:34, Alex Hamann wrote:
>> no modifications regarding ispell in Aquamacs' preferences,  
>> nothing in Preferences.el
>> two dictionaries (german and english each in their own folder)  
>> installed in /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell
>> My problem is that Aquamacs will actually find the FIRST  
>> dictionary (in order of installation through the cocoAspell  
>> preference pane). It will not find the other dictionaries because  
>> it is looking for them in the folder of the first dictionary.
>> To clarify:
>> After installing cocoAspell (which comes with the english dict)  
>> English spell checking worked. The subsequently installed German  
>> dictionary did not because Aquamacs was looking for it in the  
>> directory of the English dict. I checked and removed and  
>> reinstalled English, thus getting a working German dictionary  
>> while the English one was searched for in the directory of the  
>> German dict and thus not found.
>> Just throwing all files of both dictionaries in one directory  / 
>> Library/Application Support/cocoAspell would make Aquamacs look  
>> for dictionaries in /usr/local/lib and completely ignore the  
>> former place.
> What does "aspell dicts" on the command line give you?

First: nothing at all. Then I started Aquamacs and tried the same  
command from within there: still nothing. Then I changed the  
dictionary to "deutsch" and voilà: the above command produces
Changing the dict to "english" does not alter this output (expected,  
as english is - after the tweaking described in my original post -  
not found).

> You could have a look at the function `aquamacs--configure-aspell'  
> and modify it to find more dictionaries. Send me a patch when  
> you're done!

This is not the ispell configuration in Aquamacs' preferences you are  
talking about, right? How do I invoke that function?

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