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Re: Speck (Spell checker for Emacs)

From: Sebastien Vauban
Subject: Re: Speck (Spell checker for Emacs)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:57:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (windows-nt)

Alexander Shukaev wrote:
>> Initially, speck was written without Hunspell support.  I added it as
>> soon as the first executables for Windows appeared (that was quite some
>> time before any other Emacs Spell Checker was able to talk to Hunspell).
>> The customization variables are still from that early period, there was
>> no "normal" installation procedure at that time IIRC.  Moreover, I never
>> upgraded my spell engines since then.  So probably support is missing or
>> incorrect in this area.
> ​What I wonder is why Speck is not so popular, it seems not so many people
> use it or even know about it.  What do others use for spell checking?
> Flyspell?  Personally, I have to admit that my experiences with Flyspell
> are terrible as it is extremely slow and continuously stutters Emacs.  Even
> `flyspell-lazy' does not help.  On the other hand, Speck seems to be
> working truly (or almost truly) asynchronously and therefore I experience
> no stutters or slowdowns.

Speaking for myself (truism ;-)), I use flyspell when typing and I don't
experience any slowdown.

Of course, changing the language will take some time, depending on the
buffer length. Changing the language to FR. Back to English!


Another reason for me to use Flyspell was its availability on Windows as
well, and Speck seemed complex to correctly tune when I looked at it,
but that (or I) may have changed...

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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