Writers need spell checkers

Writers need spell checkers. I use Teemu Likonen’s wheck-mode. (Alternative link: Wcheck-Mode).

In my .emacs, I point emacs (and not enchant, as I wrote here previously) to use hunspell as the spell checking engine and make British the default dictionary:

(setq ispell-program-name "hunspell")
(setq ispell-dictionary "british")

To make sure I notice my typos, I’m highlighting them. That is done by setting the face to “hi-yellow” in .emacs.d/my-wcheck-settings.el:

("British English"
 (program . "/usr/bin/enchant")
 (args "-l" "-d" "en_GB")
 (face . hi-yellow)
 (connection . pty)
 (action-program . "/usr/bin/enchant")
 (action-args "-a" "-d" "en_GB")
 (action-parser . wcheck-parser-ispell-suggestions))))
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

Policy specialist on open source in public services, knowlegde transfer expert