[OS X Emacs] cocoAspell and Aquamacs 1.3a

Johannes Brauer brauer at nordakademie.de
Wed Mar 19 15:49:26 EDT 2008

Am 19.03.2008 um 14:44 schrieb José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill:

> On 19 Mar 2008, at 13:01, Johannes Brauer wrote:
>> Am 19.03.2008 um 02:22 schrieb José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill:
>>> 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'?
>> /usr/local/lib/aspell-0.60
>>> 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.
>> /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell contains 2 dictionaries:
>> aspell6-de-20030222-1/
>> aspell6-en-6.0-0/
>> The de dictionary is found there. But I cannot switch to the en dict.
>> Johannes
> Am I right in assuming that /usr/local/lib/aspell-0.60 is a link to / 
> Library/Application Support/cocoAspell ?
No, it is seems to be a normal directory containing these files:
ccpp.amf		cp1256.cset		iso-8859-13.cmap	iso-8859-7.cmap		sgml-filter.la
comment.amf		cp1257.cmap		iso-8859-13.cset	iso-8859-7.cset		sgml- 
context-filter.info	cp1257.cset		iso-8859-14.cmap	iso-8859-8.cmap		 
context-filter.la	cp1258.cmap		iso-8859-14.cset	iso-8859-8.cset		spell
context-filter.so	cp1258.cset		iso-8859-15.cmap	iso-8859-9.cmap		 
cp1250.cmap		dvorak.kbd		iso-8859-15.cset	iso-8859-9.cset		standard.kbd
cp1250.cset		email-filter.info	iso-8859-16.cmap	ispell			tex-filter.info
cp1251.cmap		email-filter.la		iso-8859-16.cset	koi8-r.cmap		tex- 
cp1251.cset		email-filter.so		iso-8859-2.cmap		koi8-r.cset		tex- 
cp1252.cmap		email.amf		iso-8859-2.cset		koi8-u.cmap		tex.amf
cp1252.cset		html-filter.info	iso-8859-3.cmap		koi8-u.cset		texinfo- 
cp1253.cmap		html.amf		iso-8859-3.cset		none.amf		texinfo-filter.la
cp1253.cset		iso-8859-1.cmap		iso-8859-4.cmap		nroff-filter.info	 
cp1254.cmap		iso-8859-1.cset		iso-8859-4.cset		nroff-filter.la		 
cp1254.cset		iso-8859-10.cmap	iso-8859-5.cmap		nroff-filter.so		url.amf
cp1255.cmap		iso-8859-10.cset	iso-8859-5.cset		nroff.amf
cp1255.cset		iso-8859-11.cmap	iso-8859-6.cmap		perl.amf
cp1256.cmap		iso-8859-11.cset	iso-8859-6.cset		sgml-filter.info

> The way I see it, you have two options.
> 1) Put all the dictionaries in the same directory, for example from  
> the command line
> cd /Library/Application\ Support/cocoAspell
> sudo mkdir aspell
> sudo cp */*.{rws,multi,afm} aspell/
> and change the value of 'ispell-aspell-dict-dir' to reflect the new  
> location: /Library/Application\ Support/cocoAspell/aspell.
I could try this ...
> 2) Depending on how you switch dictionaries in *macs, you can also  
> tell it to change also 'ispell-aspell-dict-dir' to where the  
> relevant files are located.
> I can provide more details if you'd want me to.
.. but this I do like more, I think


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