To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET auto-correct RET
To enable, use: M-x `auto-correct-mode' After that, any future corrections made with flyspell or Ispell (or any other supported package) will be automatically corrected for you as you type. For example, if you type "befroe" and fixed it with `ispell-word', `auto-correct-mode' will change "befroe" to "before" every time you type it from then on. Corrections are only made when `auto-correct-mode' is enabled. Expansion is case-insensitive, so trying to fix alice as Alice won't work. Use the captain package for this instead. Auto-correct is controlled further by `auto-correct-predicate'. In order to enable auto-correct in a given buffer, the function to which `auto-correct-predicate' is set must return true at the current point. For example, the following will tell auto-correct to only correct mistakes in a programming mode buffer that fall within a comment: (add-hook 'prog-mode-hook (lambda () (setq auto-correct-predicate (lambda () (nth 8 (syntax-ppss (point))))))) Or for text modes, work all the time: (add-hook 'text-mode-hook (lambda () (setq auto-correct-predicate (lambda () t)))) Or don't work in source blocks in Org mode: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (setq auto-correct-predicate (lambda () (not (org-in-src-block-p)))))) Behind the scenes, auto-correct uses an abbrev table, so in order to clean out or modify any fixes auto-correct has learned, use `list-abbrevs'. This also means that fixes are saved between Emacs sessions along with the abbrev tables. Ispell and flyspell are the only two packages that auto-correct supports out of the box, but it's possible to add support for any package that corrects text: 1. Create a function that calls `auto-correct--add-or-update-correction' with the old text and the corrected text from your package. 2. Write a function to activate and deactivate support for your package. It should take a single argument, which is a boolean indicating whether to activate or deactivate support. 3. Call `auto-correct-handle-support', passing t as the first argument and your function as the second. To disable support, pass nil as the first argument instead. 4. You're done.