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Re: ispell select Emacs dictionary on Debian

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: ispell select Emacs dictionary on Debian
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:24:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Felix Dietrich wrote:

> Emacs defaults to using aspell for spell-checking.
> The package “iamerican-insane” installs a dictionary for the
> ispell program. Both programs use different, incompatible
> formats for their dictionaries. If you set
> ‘ispell-program-name’ to “ispell”, Emacs will offer the
> installed ispell dictionaries with “M-x
> ispell-change-dictionary”.

`ispell-program-name' is "ispell".

As described in the previous post, Debian seems to react upon
the installation of the iamerican-insane package as with the
superuser script to set the dictionary that alternative does
show up. However after that with `ispell-change-dictionary' the
alternatives are still only


If I remove all iamerican-* packages the american alternative
go away. I don't know if this is related to the iamerican
package in particular but that seems reasonable.

But then why aren't the iamerican-small, iamerican-large,
iamerican-huge, and iamerican-insane there whenever _they_
are installed?

PS. The Swedish dictionary doesn't work either. It says
    "ispell-init-process: Illegal format hash table
    /usr/lib/ispell/svenska.hash - expected magic2 0x9602, got

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