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Re: [h-e-w] Installing ispell in Emacs

From: Paul Whitfield
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Installing ispell in Emacs
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:28:56 +0800
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7 (Windows/20040616)


Just installed emacs-21.3 on Windows 98SE and see that I need ispell
for spell checking. I've scoured the web for simple instructions on
where to find and how to install ispell in emacs but can't find
anything that I can understand. I looked at the FAQ but the section on
ispell is dated and the links are dead.

Can anyone *please* provide me with---or point me to---step by step
instructions for obtaining ispell and installing it in emacs? I don't
come from a Unix environment so many of the instructions I've seen are
over my head.

An alternative to what has been suggested:

a) Install aspell for windows from ...

b) Add the installed aspell executable to your path
(in my case this was c:\Program Files\aspell\bin)...
for Windows SE this is done by editing the autoexec.bat.

c) Tell emacs you are using aspell (rather than ispell)
by adding
(setq ispell-program-name "aspell")
To your .emacs.el

After than enjoy spelling goodness... (without any
cygwin requirements)

I apologize for asking a question that certainly has been covered in
the past. However, I just joined the list and searching the archives
didn't help.
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I hope this helps.. and don't be shy, this is exactly the sort
of question that this list exists to answer IMHO.


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