[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 2.0 and spelling

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 12:21:06 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Eric Grayson <grayson.eric at ymail.com> wrote:

> I just upgraded to Aquamacs 2.0.  Still have the previous version on my Mac
> and it works fine.
> I cannot get spelling to work with 2.0.  If I try to spellcheck a document
> (M-x ispell-buffer) literally every word with at least three characters is
> reported as being incorrectly spelling.  Even words such as "and."
The default spelling behavior has been changed in version 2.0 -- see
changelog http://aquamacs.org/download.shtml#changelog .  The built-in OS X
spellchecker will now be used by default, unless you customize Aquamacs to
use ispell or aspell (via variable ispell-program-name).  You can check
what's being used by looking at the *Messages* buffer after you do M-x
ispell-buffer; in my case I see
Spell-checking test.txt using NSSpellChecker with en dictionary...

It sounds as though you may be spellchecking with a non-english dictionary.
If you want to stick with built-in OS X spellchecking ("NSSpellChecker"),
use ispell-change-dictionary or Cmd-: (A-S-;) to change the dictionary being

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-emacs/attachments/20100609/96160e87/attachment.html>

More information about the MacOSX-Emacs mailing list