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Re: ispell with latin-9 fails with german umlauts

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ispell with latin-9 fails with german umlauts
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:13:43 +0200 (IST)

On 28 Jan 2002 address@hidden wrote:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > On 28 Jan 2002 address@hidden wrote:
> > 
> > > If I set the language-environment to latin-9 in the ntemacs then
> > > ispell fails with the deutsch8 dictionary by German umlauts. With the
> > > latin-1 language environment all works fine.
> > 
> > Please tell what was the word at point, the one which triggered this 
> > message from the ispell program:
> > 
> > > ispell-process-line: Ispell misalignment: word `Bber' point 111; probably 
> > > incompatible versions
> The spelled word is 'Über'. ispell-word over 'über' should also  be
> possible to track down the problem.

That's because the German dictionary is defined to be in iso8859-1 
encoding, so Emacs tries to encode Latin-9 characters into iso8859-1.  
This cannot be done, in general, so Emacs uses ISO-2022 escape sequences, 
and the ispell program does not understand that.

I will try to come up with some solution, but could you please check 
again on GNU/Linux?  You said in your report that it worked there, which 
sounds impossible, since there's nothing Windows-specific in what I 
described above.  Are you sure the GNU/Linux machine has the same 
dictionary and the same Ispell configuration?  Perhaps some site-wide 
startup file changes something?

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