[OS X Emacs] cocoAspell and Aquamacs 1.3a

Ivan Werning iwerning at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 10:08:39 EDT 2008

Although my Aquamacs works fine with Aspell english, I am actually  
getting the same exact error message with my LyX installation. I don't  
really know anything about the directory structure of these  
dictionaries. Any idea how this can be fixed?


On Mar 18, 2008, at 9:22 PM, José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill wrote:
> On 16 Mar 2008, at 17:49, Johannes Brauer wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I have installed cocoAspell with 2 dictionaries in /Library/ 
>> Application\ Support/cocoAspell/ : aspell6-de-20030222-1 and  
>> aspell6-en-6.0-0/.
>> Setting the dictionary to "deutsch", all works fine. But trying to  
>> activate the english dictionary  I get the following error message:
>> Starting new Ispell process [english] ...
>> ad-Orig-error: Error: The file "/Library/Application Support/ 
>> cocoAspell/aspell6-de-20030222-1/english" can not be opened for  
>> reading.
>> Apparently, the dictionary is searched in the wrong directory. But  
>> I don't know why. I think this problem was discusssed in a thread  
>> initiated by Alex Hamann, but I have not find any solution.
> What is the value of 'ispell-aspell-dict-dir'?  In my set-up it's '/ 
> opt/local/share/aspell'.
> This is the target of a symbolic link from '/Library/Application  
> Supprt/cocoAspell/aspell' where I have put all the dictionaries;  
> that is, the *.alias, *.rws, *.multi and *.afm files.  Your mileage  
> may vary, but this works for me.
> Cheers, José
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