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Flyspell is a minor Emacs mode performing on-the-fly spelling checking. It is unobtrusive and requires no help. It highlights incorrect words as soon as they are completed or as soon as the cursor hits a new word. It is language independent because you can select your own dictionary and is compatible with TeX editing (it tries to not highlight TeX commands). Flyspell uses pop-up menus to propose corrections for mis-spelled words. You can also store the word in the global dictionary, add it to the current document dictionary or ignore the mis-spelling for the current session. Flyspell can also propose automatic corrections.


Download version 1.7j (stable)
released on 22 November 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey9 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Manuel Serrano Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Emacs

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 November 2005.


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