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From: "briangpowell ." <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
To: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	"Samuel W. Flint" <swflint@flintfam.org>
Subject: Re: [OT] wildcards in autocorrect?
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:34:33 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFm0skFoUcJyu+iZE1MaqQ70Cf3htzwXc+WdZMT8ekUtx_j50A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJ51ETpx_r93CiP_XRgbQevk0Luq6dot1JXbUT3ZVa9f_jRdrA@mail.gmail.com>

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Very interesting John, I get it now--that may be very useful--thanks for
that.

Also, I left out a main reason to use QEmacs: I use it for visually editing
very large multi-gigabyte files--I use it for some of the things we
discussed--search and replace and/or incremental-search-and-replace.

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM, John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
wrote:

> This is the code Samuel refers to. It is awesome. I use it less and less
> ;) by which I mean everytime I use it is one less time I ever have to use
> it.
>
> ;;
> http://endlessparentheses.com/ispell-and-abbrev-the-perfect-auto-correct.html
> (define-key ctl-x-map "\C-i" 'endless/ispell-word-then-abbrev)
>
> (defun endless/ispell-word-then-abbrev (p)
>   "Call `ispell-word'. Then create an abbrev for the correction made.
> With prefix P, create local abbrev. Otherwise it will be global."
>   (interactive "P")
>   (let ((bef (downcase (or (thing-at-point 'word) ""))) aft)
>     (call-interactively 'ispell-word)
>     (setq aft (downcase (or (thing-at-point 'word) "")))
>     (unless (string= aft bef)
>       (message "\"%s\" now expands to \"%s\" %sally"
>                bef aft (if p "loc" "glob"))
>       (define-abbrev
>         (if p global-abbrev-table local-abbrev-table)
>         bef aft))))
>
>
>
> John
>
> -----------------------------------
> Professor John Kitchin
> Doherty Hall A207F
> Department of Chemical Engineering
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Pittsburgh, PA 15213
> 412-268-7803
> @johnkitchin
> http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Samuel W. Flint <swflint@flintfam.org>
> wrote:
>
>> There's something on endless parentheses that will let you generate a
>> correction abbrev with a keystroke.
>>
>> Samuel W. Flint
>> Please forgive any typos as this was composed on a screen keyboard.
>>
>> > On Mar 28, 2015, at 9:19 AM, Matt Price <moptop99@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I make a lot of typing errors (I have an injury to one hand, which
>> impedes bilateral cooperation). In Libreoffice I am able to define wildcard
>> autocorrect objects, e.g.:
>> >
>> > oc.* ---> co.*
>> >
>> > This will correct ocrrect, ocmputer, ocndition, etc.  Does anyone know
>> a way to do something similar in Emacs? Right now I am using abbrev mode
>> and defining my errors one by one -- it is a very slow process since I make
>> so many mistakes and have a moderately large vocabulary.
>> >
>> > I am sure this is possible somehow, I just don't know how.
>> >
>> > thanks as always,
>> > m
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>

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  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-28 18:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-28 14:19 Matt Price
2015-03-28 16:57 ` Samuel W. Flint
2015-03-28 17:17   ` Ken Mankoff
2015-03-28 17:47     ` briangpowell .
2015-03-28 17:58       ` briangpowell .
2015-03-28 18:20   ` John Kitchin
2015-03-28 18:34     ` briangpowell . [this message]
2015-03-28 19:56     ` Matt Price

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