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Re: ispell select Emacs dictionary on Debian

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: ispell select Emacs dictionary on Debian
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2021 02:26:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Felix Dietrich wrote:

> “emacsen-ispell-dicts.el” is only read at start-up [2].
> If you install a new dictionary, an already running Emacs
> will not know about it.

Same with restart.

> You may try to reinitialise the dictionary with the
> following snippet:
>     (progn
>       (setq debian-ispell-only-dictionary-alist nil
>       debian-aspell-only-dictionary-alist nil
>       debian-hunspell-only-dictionary-alist nil
>       ispell-dictionary-alist nil)
>       (load-file "/var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el")
>       ;; There is a setter associated with ‘ispell-program-name’ which
>       ;; calls ‘ispell-set-spellchecker-params’.  Calling this function
>       ;; directly does not work; I don't understand why.
>       (setq ispell-program-name "ispell"))

That file,
/var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el, has as
its last line

  (setq debian-hunspell-dictionary (debian-ispell-get-hunspell-default))

but the function "debian-ispell-get-hunspell-default"
is undefined.

Anyway same.

> For testing purposes, start Emacs with the “-q”
> (“--no-init-file”) switch. Do the dictionaries show up then
> in the dialog of ‘ispell-change-dictionary’?

A lot of dictionaries show up with -q! No idea why, and
interestingly, american-insane and the other installed do not.

> Do you use a custom built Emacs or the Debian package?

It is installed from source!

>> PS. The Swedish dictionary doesn't work either. It saysff
>>     "ispell-init-process: Illegal format hash table
>>     /usr/lib/ispell/svenska.hash - expected magic2 0x9602,
>>     got 0x414c"
> Does not work for me either. Seems like a bug. Please report
> it. Meanwhile, try recreating the .hash file manually
> (requires the wswedish package):
>     buildhash /usr/share/dict/svenska /usr/lib/ispell/svenska.aff \
>         /usr/lib/ispell/svenska.hash

That works! Cool!

A bug where, in Debian's wswedish?

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