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Re: Bug 130397

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Bug 130397
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 14:59:21 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Agustin Martin <address@hidden> writes:
>>  *Ken*, since you are being cc'ed I vaguely remembered some info I somewhere
>>  read about this misalignements. I finally found it,
>>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2002-09/msg01007.html

> The bug reported on this URL occurs only in Emacs 21.3, not in Emacs CVS.
> It seems something was fixed already.

> However, with a strange coincidence I got the same error in Emacs CVS just
> today for the first time.  So I can describe how this bug can be reproduced
> in Emacs CVS: when the first part of a word was copied from an external
> application and got encoded in the buffer in mule-unicode-0100-24ff,
> and the second part of the word typed with an input method and gets encoded
> in cyrillic-iso8859-5, then calling ispell-buffer on a buffer with the word
> composed with different encodings with `russian' dictionary signals the
> error "Ispell misalignment".

Please try the latest ispell.el.  I think at least this
misalignment error is fixed now.

> And while on this topic, I want to remind that many Emacs users suffer
> from the inability of ispell.el to simultaneously check mixed multi-language
> texts.  So, whoever fixes ispell.el, please take that into account.
> Such combining is quite easily doable for any disjoint alphabets, as well
> as for alphabets where one alphabet is a superset of another, like e.g.
> English and some other Latin-based alphabets.  Even for overlapping
> alphabets it would be possible with using the `w' syntax to get a word
> and to feed it to different ispell instances for each dictionary.

As for this, I agree with the following statement.

Geoff Kuenning <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm not entirely sure what you mean here.  For disjoint alphabets,
> it's certainly relatively easy to figure out which word should go to
> which ispell instance.  For identical, superset, or overlapping
> alphabets, the problem is basically insoluable.  For example, "fra" is
> a misspelling in English but legal in Italian.  If it appears in a
> mixed passage, which dictionary should it be fed to?  The only
> solution would seem to be to require the user to mark passages in some
> way, as is done in HTML.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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