UTF-8 and ispell

Jörg Sommer joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Thu Sep 20 12:43:36 UTC 2007

Hallo Rafael,

Rafael Laboissiere schrieb am Thu 20. Sep, 07:43 (+0200):
> * Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> [2007-09-19 23:39]:
> > Rafael Laboissiere schrieb am Wed 19. Sep, 15:32 (+0200):
> > > I recently decided to switch my system completely to UTF-8 but I ran into a
> > > problem with jed and ispell.
> > 
> > Only for the archive, I'm using jed with aspell and don't have any
> > problems.
> Setting Ispell_Program_Name to "aspell" works for me,

I've put a symlink in the PATH

% ls -l $(which ispell)
lrwxrwxrwx 1 joerg users 15 2005-05-06 20:34 /home/joerg/bin/ispell -> /usr/bin/aspell

> but in order to have spelling working correctly for language <lang>, I
> have to:
> 1. install the corresponding i<lang> ispell dictionary package, and

I've installed aspell-de.

> 2. convert the /var/cache/dictionaries-common/jed-ispell-dicts.sl file into
>    UTF-8

No, I didn't have done this. This file is empty at me.

% cat /var/cache/dictionaries-common/jed-ispell-dicts.sl
%%% This file is part of the dictionaries-common package.
%%% It has been automatically generated.

> How do you make ispell_change_dictionary work when using aspell?

Ahh, you are talking about the ispell mode in jed-extra. I use the
ispell mode from jed. The language change is a little bit hacky. I run
the slang command “putenv("LANG=en")”.

Bye, Jörg.
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