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Linux.com: Emacs Tips: Checking Spelling and Syntax

Jul 27, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings who may err. We make spelling mistakes in our writing, and syntactical mistakes in our structured documents. So let's take a tour through Emacs' built-in tools for preventing, catching, and correcting mistakes.

"The basic Emacs spell-checking functions are a wrapper around the venerable Ispell program. Ispell is a separate package, but is a Unix staple virtually guaranteed to be included in all Linux distributions..."

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