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Re: flyspell bug

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: flyspell bug
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 14:11:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Piet van Oostrum <address@hidden> writes:

> I installed the french dictionary and found the bug.
> The problem is that ispell considers "local.h" an incorrect word,
> but flyspell-word (and ispell-word) when checking consider "h" the
> word in question and consider it good. The reason is that ispell.el
> and ispell the program don't agree on what's a word. In francais.aff
> the boundarychars are [-'address@hidden and in the ispell-dictionary-alist 
> only
> [-']. Therefore ispell the program considers "local.h" one word and
> ispell.el considers it two words.  I don't know why "." and "@" are
> included in the affix file (especially "@" seems strange) but I
> guess a French person might explain it. Anyway it helps to add "."
> and "@" to otherchars in the ispell-dictionary-alist entry for
> francais. By the way, I don't think aspell considers "@" to be a
> boundarychar.

That does not sound like a robust solution, and it will change along
with languages.  There is no good way to make mostly irrelevant
whether Emacs and flyspell don't quite agree on word boundaries?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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