emacs and flyspell mode

Jensen Somers jensen.somers at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 11:15:47 UTC 2007


On Nov 26, 2007 9:41 AM, Alain Muls <alain.muls at telenet.be> wrote:
> Hi,
> Under ubuntu 7.04 I used emacs v21. I often need to write documents in
> Dutch, French and English. So I very much appreciated the ability to use
> flyspell which worked fine.
> I upgraded to 7.10 and installed exactly the same packages under 7.10 as
> under 7.04 using the --get-selection/--set-selection option of dpkg.
> 7.10 installs the emacs v22 (gtk version). The spelling does only work
> half: a 'ispell-buffer' command is correctly executed meaning I can
> correct the spelling errors, but the on-line 'flyspell-mode' does work.
> Since under 7.04 I used emacs v21 I installed this version. The spelling
> has the same problem, ispell-buffer works, but flyspell-mode does not work.
> I would very much appreciate the flyspell functionality again under
> emacs v22 gtk on ubuntu 7.10.
> Is there really no one else how suffered from this problem and found a
> solution. I am getting desperate!
> Tx/Alain
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I believe emacs22 uses Aspell in stead of Ispell by default. If you add

  (setq ispell-program-name "/usr/bin/ispell")

to your .emacs file it should work.

- Jensen

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