Saturday, June 28, 2008

Selecting the Emacs Spell Checker Default Dictionary

While writing the upcoming blog post I noticed that Emacs tells me its using the British dictionary while spell checking my text (via M-x ispell-buffer, or in flyspell-mode). I have no idea how it got to be like that, but I'm more comfortable with American spelling.

In any case, after verifying that I had the iamerican package installed (the American dictionary for ispell) I ran
dpkg-reconfigure dictionaries-common
selected the American English dictionary, and then restarted Emacs. Dandy.

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