[OS X Emacs] cocoAspell and Aquamacs 1.3a

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 17:20:11 EDT 2008

> yes, but now I cannot switch to the german dictionary. Trying this I get
> now:
> Local Ispell dictionary set to deutsch
> Starting new Ispell process [deutsch] ..
> Error in post-command-hook: (error Error: The file "/Library/Application
> Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0/deutsch" can not be opened for
> reading.)

I realize this isn't terribly convenient.  You can change the dict-dir at
any time within the same Aquamacs session by doing the following:
0) kill the ispell process if it's running (Edit-->Spelling-->Kill Process,
or simply 'q' during a spellchecking session)
1) update your ASPELL_CONF by evalutating the same (getenv) command in any
buffer, using C-x C-e after the closing parenthesis:
(setenv "ASPELL_CONF" "conf-dir /Users/nathaniel/Library
/Preferences/cocoAspell;dict-dir /Library/Application
(alternatively, this can be set interactively using M-x setenv [return] ...,
but that's a lot of typing in the minibuffer)
2) select your new dictionary via Edit-->Spelling-->Change dictionary

... And spellcheck away, with the new dictionary.

Again, a fix for this unwieldy behavior is being worked on.

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