While setting up Flyspell on Linux was a really straightforward process, I was really struggling with spell checking on Windows. After giving up and trying again several times, I have finally found a solution which is ok-ish using aspell. There’s a Windows port for aspell, but the last time I’ve checked the latest release was several years old. So instead I’m running aspell using WSL. My steps look like this:
- Install WSL and Ubuntu
- Open up cmd or Powershell and type:
Ubuntu1804 run sudo apt-get update Ubuntu1804 run sudo apt-get install aspell -y
- Create a script
aspell.cmdwith the following content:
@echo off Ubuntu1804 run %~n0 %*
We can now call aspell with whatever parameters we would like without the “Ubuntu1804 run” prefix. This is for sure not the best solution, but I’ve settled for now.