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Using Spell Checking in Vim

Sep 01, 2010, 20:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

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"Mark Twain has been quoted as saying that he respected a person who could spell a word more than one way. Unfortunately, Twain's enthusiasm for creative spelling isn't widely shared today, at least in the professional world. If you need a little help in the spelling department, but prefer the old school way of editing text, you can turn to Vim's spelling support.

"Support for spell checking was added in Vim 7. Before that, a few scripts were available to hack spell checking support into Vim — or you could do what I did and use ispell or aspell, but inline spell checking is much nicer.

"If you're new to Vim and/or using Vim in text mode, it's not obvious that Vim even supports spell checking. But it does, and it's easy to use once you turn it on."

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