[OS X Emacs] How to make spelling correction work with French?

John Mark Swafford johnmarksuave at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 11:55:26 EDT 2010

It sounds like you just need to add the path to your French libraries to the
Emacs path. You can do this a couple ways, so I'll leave it to you to figure
out which one will be the most appropriate for you.

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Marc Shapiro -- at work <
marc.shapiro at acm.org> wrote:

> Does anyone know how to make spelling correction for languages other than
> English work in Emacs on the Mac?
> I am using Carbon Emacs sur MacOS "GNU Emacs 22.3.1
> (i386-apple-darwin9.7.0, Carbon Version 1.6.0) of 2009-07-26 on
> gs674-seijiz.local". I do my spelling correction using flyspell-mode.
> There is an interactive function for changing languages, and it offers
> French as one of its options:
>        (ispell-change-dictionary "francais" nil)
> but this brings up an error:
>        Error in post-command-hook: (error Error: The file
> "/LOCAL/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/lib/aspell-i386/francais"
> can not be opened for reading.)
> Indeed this file does not exist.  At this location there are various files
> for English.
> /sw/aspell running as an independent program has support for French.
> I looked around the web. I found French dictionaries and instructions about
> adding a dictionary to aspell, but nothing that seemed relevant to Emacs on
> the Mac.
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