[OS X Emacs] using Mac system spelling autocorrection?
cycleofsong at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 17:42:40 EST 2012
Thanks, and yes, truly automatic correction would be great. Does anyone out
there know how to do it?
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 7:47 PM, David Reitter <david.reitter at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2012, at 6:55 PM, Peter Salazar wrote:
> > You're right! And so it is. It looks like ispell is configured
> correctly. And when I mistype a word in Aquamacs, it appears in red and I
> can right-click and Aquamacs shows me nice suggestions.
> > What I SHOULD have asked is: how do I get Aquamacs to automatically
> REPLACE mistyped words the way other OSX apps do (and the way abbrevs does)?
> > Example: In TextEdit, if I type wihtout, it gets automatically changed
> to without.
> I see.
> Aquamacs can't do this as of now, but what you can do is press M-Tab after
> a word that's been highlighted (flyspell mode has to be on = Check Spelling
> as you Type). That'll correct it, and you can cycle through different
> That said, it wouldn't be hard to implement some sort of fully automatic
> If someone here can do it, I'd be happy to integrate it with Aquamacs. I
> don't have time to figure out the details at the moment.
> Flyspell already has the code in place to make this happen. The following
> code is a proof-of-concept, although important bits don't work (I find it
> (defun my-flyspell-auto-correct-word (beg end corrections)
> ;; "corrections" is, at times, incorrect (bug!)
> (let ((alternative (car (ns-spellchecker-get-suggestions
> (buffer-substring beg end)))))
> (when alternative
> (undo-boundary) ;; this does not work
> (delete-region beg end)
> (let ((transient-mark-mode t))
> (funcall flyspell-insert-function alternative)))
> ;; 'remove-highlighting
> ;; M-tab afterwords also fails to work.
> ;; Undo fails to work.
> (add-hook 'flyspell-incorrect-hook 'my-flyspell-auto-correct-word)
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