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

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 21:31:25 EDT 2010

See Peter's message for general instructions.

What are your constraints w.r.t. Emacs?

The whole ispell/aspell dictionary acquisition & installation is so unpleasant that we now support the standard system directory in Aquamacs - no need to ispell or aspell, and you have a bunch of languages right out of the box.

Aspell dictionary installation as a package because there didn't seem to be a generic way to compile all dictionaries, and the dictionaries had to be compiled for the platform (PPC vs. Intel vs. 64 bit) if recall correctly.

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 5:01 PM, Marc Shapiro -- at work wrote:

> John,
> Thanks for the response but I would rather get some actual help...
> Out of curiosity I added the directory containing aspell's french dictionary to Emacs's search path. No difference, same error message.
> 								Marc
>> Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 16:55:26 +0100
>> From: John Mark Swafford <johnmarksuave at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [OS X Emacs] How to make spelling correction work with
>> 	French?
>> To: Emacs on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-emacs at email.esm.psu.edu>
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>> 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.

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