[OS X Emacs] How to get flyspell to check spelling as I type?

Roussanka Loukanova rl.stpuu at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 16:36:07 EDT 2021


I also find, quite often, that in Aquamacs automatic spelling while typing,
i.e., flyspell, doesn't underline obviously misspelled words. And, when I
would notice that, I would check the spelling of the suspected misspelling
x, by using, while pointer over x:

Esc $, i.e., on Swedish keyboard: Esc alt+ €

Aquamacs would tell me: X is correct
But, actually, it would be incorrect. I do not set anything in .emacs or
similar files. I have set Fly by what you suggest:
Aquamace (Menu) > Edit > Check Spelling While Typing (in this buffer)

E.g., right now: with en_GB, I type:
Esc $, i.e., on Swedish keyboard: Esc alt+ €
MENUE is correct
But, if I check in  Mac's Dictionary program, selecting British English:
menue doesn't show up. And Google underlines it as misspelled.

I've tried two of the available spelling dictionaries:
en and en_GB

I used to be able to see easily in Aquamacs, which is the spelling
dictionary, but now, I can't: it was an additional top bar of Aquamacs,
e.g., something like:
... dict: sv -- prog: NSSpellChecker
If somebody knows how to get this bar, please let me know.

Best Regards,

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 9:18 PM Mark Bestley <aquamacs at bestley.co.uk> wrote:

> Stephen Anderson <sra at yale.edu> writes:
> > For some time I have been having a good deal of frustration with
> flyspell in Aquamacs. I’m a poor typist, and I rely on having dynamic spell
> correction to avoid masses of hard-to-recover typos. When I type text in
> Aquamacs (3.5), the mode line identifies modes “LaTeX/FPS Fly (Default)
> BCite Ref Abbrev Fill”, but typing things that shouldn’t appear in the
> default dictionary (“en”) almost never results in a flag (underlining).
> Frustratingly, this does very occasionally happen, but I have no idea of
> what’s going on.
> >
> I don't use LaTex, and I only write in English  so don't know the details.
> But a main reason I use Aquamacs is that it integrates with Apple's
> spell checking infrastructure at the C level and that is turned on in
> Aquamacs
> So for a first attempt I would remove all references to flyspell in your
> init.
> The look at the Menu and under Edit there is a submenu Spelling. Choosing
> things there should set things up.
> --
> Mark
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