Using an Australian English Dictionary with Emacs on Debian

  1. Install the myspell-en-au and hunspell packages.
  2. Make symlinks from /usr/share/myspell/dicts/default.aff to /usr/share/myspell/dicts/en_AU.aff and from /usr/share/myspell/dicts/default.dic to /usr/share/myspell/dicts/en_AU.dic.
  3. In your .emacs, put (setq ispell-program-name "hunspell").

That's it! If you do not have permission to make the symlinks, you should be able to pass the dictionary location in via ispell-cmd-args, but I haven't had to try that., 28/01/2008