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Re: Can I build a dictionary in my Emacs?

From: Water Lin
Subject: Re: Can I build a dictionary in my Emacs?
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 16:32:53 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> Water Lin <address@hidden> writes:
>> I want to build a dictionary in my Emacs. So I can put my specific
>> words, expressions and their meanings into it.
>> By doing this, when I need them, I don't need to google them out again.
>> I don't know if it is suitable to call it dictionary, but it likes
>> dictionary.
>> Any good suggestions?
>> Thanks
> Emacs lisp has support ofr hashes and essentially, that would provide
> the basic abstraction you want, but there is considerable work to
> provide a useful interface etc. This is work that is pretty much already
> done by other packages, so I feel you would be re-inventing a new
> wheel. 
> for example, emacs integrates well with spelling checkers, such as
> ispell and most of these have support for including a personal
> dictionary and adding words to the dictionary. As this is integrated
> into things like spell checking and packages like flyspell, you get the
> benefit of standard funcitons, such as spell checking using your
> personal dictionary as well as the ones that come built-in. 
> Rather than build/write your own, look into emacs support for spell
> checking and see if you can add your word definitions to that existing
> mechanism. Less work and easier to maintain in the long-term.
> Tim

Ok, Thanks, I will read something about ispell later.


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