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you can spell check in emacs with the command:

$ M-x ispell-buffer

however, that’s not very convenient to do over and over; to create a shortcut to the spell-checker, add the following to your .emacs file:

(global-set-key “\C-c” ‘ispell-buffer)

when you restart emacs, you’ll find that pressing ctrl-c will instantly pull up the spellchecker.

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One Response to “spell-check keyboard shortcut in emacs”

  1. on 07 Nov 2007 at 5:42 am Duncan Jones

    Hi Lawrence,

    I found this didn’t work unless it was written as follows:

    (global-set-key (kbd “\C-c s”) ‘ispell-buffer)

    e.g. with the extra (kbd ) brackets.

    Also, I would perhaps suggest against binding that command to Ctrl-c, since it limits the number of bindings you can potentially make. Many people choose to bind functions to Ctrl-c , since it allows for a wider range of key bindings.



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