We're over two weeks into this whole blogging debacle, I guess it's time to start actually spellchecking my blog posts. I'm adapting this from What's the best spell check setup in emacs, which was updated within the last month. Looking into Hunspell versus Aspell, it turns out that the latter is unmaintained while the former had a release in the last month.

The first thing I need to ensure is that both American and Canadian spellings work, because I have to write in both styles, constantly.

👻 echo color colour | hunspell -a -d en_CA,en_US
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.2.06 (but really Hunspell 1.3.3)

Seems like Hunspell does what I need.

(setq ispell-program-name "hunspell"
      ispell-local-dictionary "en_CA"
      '(("en_CA" "[[:alpha:]]" "[^[:alpha:]]" "[']" nil ("-d" "en_CA,en_US") nil utf-8)))
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'flyspell-mode)
(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'flyspell-prog-mode)