2009-10-15

how to add words in aspell with emacs

On Oct 15, 2:47 am, Water Lin wrote:
> Two more question about using Aspell with flyspell mode.
>
> The first question:
>
> When Aspell finds an incorrect word, it will mark the incorrect word
> with special underline and color. But there are also a lot of special
> words like Flyspell, Aspell etc. which are meaningful but incorrect.
>
> I want to let Flyspell to ignore these words. What's the command?

right click on the word, and there's a menu command to add the word to your personal dict.

aspell creates your personal words file by default at
~/.aspell.en.pws

you can add or delete words there directly.

to find out what keyboard shortcut or command is called when right click the menu item, you can use describe-key.


> The second question:
>
> After successfully installed Flyspell with Aspell, I find that the input
> speed of my keyboard is a little slow and panic. It seems that flyspeel
> will influence my input speed. What can I do with it?
>
> My solution is:
> -------
> I disable Flyspell mode, but after I finish the email edition, I
> will use M-x ispell-region to check my spell. Is it a good way?

this solution is what i use. In fact, i use speck-mode (look at emacswiki.org for it). In my experience, it's faster, more robust. It doesn't do spell checking as you type though. It's batch, but faster than flyspell-buffer...

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spell checking is a critical feature of text editors. Spell checking frustration with Emacs on the Windows OS is a frequently asked question here. (the installation, configuration, is a huge pain in the ass even for professional unix sys admins and longtime emacs users) The GNU Emacs people, for some political, social , philosophical, or technical reasons, do not or will not make emacs work out of box on the Windows platform (their perspective may differ than the way i expressed it here). This, in my opinion, is a major problem of advancing emacs.

For issues related to this, see:

• Emacs Does Not Support Viewing Images Files In Windows
http://xahlee.org/emacs/modernization_image_support.html

• Problems of Emacs Supporting Obsolete Systems
http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs_supporting_DOS.html

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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