I had some trouble installing aspell in Emacs on my Mac, so here is what I did to make it work.
Additionally I installed the German dictionary from the aspell dictionary web site accessible from the cocoAspell web site.
As described in the docs, I installed the additional dictionary directory into
/Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/ by unzipping the archives from the cocoAspell site. This created a subdirectory for the dictionaries, in my case
/Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-de-2030222 in addition to
/Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0 which was created by the cocoAspell installation itself.
Then, I created a new directory
/Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-combined and copied all files from the other two dictionaries directories into these new directories.
Then I edited the file
/usr/local/etc/aspell.conf. I replaced the line
dict-dir /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-combined
All these action need admin privileges, so in most cases one has to use
sudo to run the commands.
In the final step, I had to start Emacs, and navigate to
Tools -> Spell Checking -> Customize and set the value for
Ispell dictionary to
After that, I could use the menu items on
Edit -> Spell, and using