Emacs Spelling

Two spellcheckers for Linux: ispell and it's GNU replacement, aspell. Aspell seems to be the better of the two.

flyspell is a mode which higlights badly spelled words in the fly. You can turn it on manually by doing a M-x flyspell-mode or you can put this in your .emacs file:

;; for all text modes
;; auto-fill mode means that lines are broken automatically when they
;; become too long.
;; flyspell-mode highlights badly spelled words on the fly
(defun my-text-mode-hook ()
  (auto-fill-mode t)
  (flyspell-mode t)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'my-text-mode-hook)

(defun my-message-mode-hook ()
  (auto-fill-mode 'nil)
  (flyspell-mode t)
(add-hook 'message-mode-hook 'my-message-mode-hook)

;; try to speed flyspell up a bit
(setq flyspell-issue-message-flag nil)
(setq flyspell-issue-welcome-flag nil)

Run this:

M-x flyspell-buffer

To re-run flyspell on the whole buffer if the markings are out of date.

The key combo: M-$ (ispell-word) will give suggestions for the misspelled word.

EmacsSpelling (last edited 2014-05-24 19:46:10 by DesmondRivet)