Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166286
emacs expects castellano.alias
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
If you switch to the spanish dictionary with ispell-change-dictionary, emacs complains it can't find castellano, as specified in the command-line arguments to be passed to the ispell wrapper in ispell-dictionary-alias. It's not too hard to fix ispell-dictionary-alias such that ispell is started with -d spanish instead of -d castellano, but I think it would be much simpler to provide castellano.alias as a hard-link to spanish.alias, no?
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Steps to Reproduce:
2.M-x ispell-change-dictionary ENTER spanish ENTER
Actual Results: Error: The file "/usr/lib/aspell-0.60/castellano" cannot be opened for reading
Expected Results: It would be nice if this worked
Which version-release of emacs and Fedora Core?
This should be already fixed in 21.3-15.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122618 ***
emacs-21.4-7, from the development tree.
Jens prefers the new bug to be separate, so I'm reopening this. I've just
verified that the problem is present in FC4 too, with emacs-21.4-5 and
This should be emacs bug (duplicate of 147964).
Oops - yes Ivana you're right. Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 147964 ***
While I do agree that it's possible to fix the problem in emacs, I don't see why
it has to be fixed there. I think emacs has used castellano for Spanish for
quite a while, and others might have as well, so why not add castellano.alias to
aspell-es? This was exactly the reason why I filed this against aspell-es, and
not emacs. Changing emacs might just trade one error for another (if the
installed version of aspell-es doesn't provide spanish.alias, for example),
whereas making aspell-es more inclusive will get all uses to work.
Ok, fair point. We already have a aspell-es related patch
to ispell.el in our emacs package. In my mind "fixing" both sides
is also ok. However even cvs emacs is still using "castellano",
so it would be good to push the castellano alias upstream IMHO.
Thank you for your notices.
I added catallano alias to new aspell-es version (aspell-es-0.50-13).
If there is any problem with this fix please reopen this bug.
catallano? It should have been castellano. CataluÃ±a and Castela are two
different parts of Spain, if memory serves, and they spoke different languages
back then. Spanish is what used to be spoken in Castela; I've no idea of how
Catallan sounds like.
I added castellano alias, aspell-es-0.50-13 should be OK. In comment 8,
catallano is typo - thank you for your explanation.
Thanks, confirmed fixed.