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Re: spell make it work emacs on AppleMac

From: Ben Bacarisse
Subject: Re: spell make it work emacs on AppleMac
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:01:54 +0100

Richard Smith <> writes:

> On AppleMac "Air" - laptop - using as-installed emacs.

I don't know what version that is.  What does M-x version say?

> ESC-x ispell not working - nor any other spell command.  Have lived
> for years without "spell" program in emacs

What does not working mean?  Do you get told there is no such command or
what?  What do M-x apropos spell and M-x customize-apropos spell show

> Then couple of days ago, got surprise when accidentally pressed what
> must have been the ESC-tab command - and got spell-check on preceding
> word.
> So ispell is installed?
> Can I get it to work?
> Fifteen to twenty years ago, would charge forward typing text making
> many typo's and let ispell sort it all out.
> Miss it terribly - help appreciated.

These days I prefer flyspell-mode which checks as you go, but the ispell
command does give you better information.

> PS - does it make more sense to install a full unix?
> Miss GnuPlot, xfig, the GIMP, etc.

I don't think anyone can answer that for you!


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