Commit 4bdc86e7 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Clarify ispell use of multiple dictionaries.

parent ac9f144d
......@@ -319,14 +319,18 @@ more quickly. If you want to get rid of the Ispell process, use
process uses no time except when you do spelling correction.
@vindex ispell-dictionary
Ispell uses two dictionaries: the standard dictionary and your private
dictionary. The variable @code{ispell-dictionary} specifies the file
name of the standard dictionary to use. A value of @code{nil} says to
use the default dictionary. The command @kbd{M-x
ispell-change-dictionary} sets this variable and then restarts the
Ispell subprocess, so that it will use a different dictionary.
Ispell uses two dictionaries together for spell checking: the
standard dictionary and your private dictionary. The variable
@code{ispell-dictionary} specifies the file name to use for the
standard dictionary; a value of @code{nil} selects the default
dictionary. The command @kbd{M-x ispell-change-dictionary} sets this
variable and then restarts the Ispell subprocess, so that it will use
a different standard dictionary.
@vindex ispell-complete-word-dict
The dictionary used by @code{ispell-complete-word} can be
customized separately by setting the value of the variable
@code{ispell-complete-word-dict}.
Ispell uses a separate dictionary for word completion. The variable
@code{ispell-complete-word-dict} specifies the file name of this
dictionary. The completion dictionary must be different because it
cannot use employ root and affix information. For some languages
there is a spell checking dictionary but no word completion
dictionary.
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