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Re: Hunspell and contractions with apostrophes

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Hunspell and contractions with apostrophes
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 14:53:54 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
>>> From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
>>> Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:03:52 -0700
>>> > Which apostrophe are you talking about: the ASCII one as in "I've", or
>>> > the non-ASCII one as in "I’ve"?  (The latter is not an "apostrophe",
>>> > to be exact, that character has a different name.)
>>> I'm talking about the ASCII apostrophe, 0x27.
>> Then I cannot reproduce this, it works for me, ispell.el (using
>> Hunspell as the speller) says "I'VE is correct".  I guess your
>> dictionary has a problem or something.  Or maybe you set up
>> spell-checking incorrectly (try in "emacs -Q").  There should be no
>> need to use ICONV at all.
> Ack! You're right, "emacs -Q" works fine. I should've checked that
> first. My only other spelling-related customization is setting
> `ispell-personal-dictionary', and setting `flyspell-use-meta-tab' to
> nil. I'll try changing those and figuring out what's going on.

I've unset `ispell-personal-dictionary' it's working correctly now.
Obviously there's something about personal dictionaries that I'm not

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