I took half an hour to fiddle with this one. It sounded promising: use the text editor of your choice to compose text for any type-in box you might find on the web. (I can’t learn Emacs easily if I keep having to switch back and forth between different text editors all the time.)
The “It’s All Text” plug-in for for Firefox provides a way of eliminating at least a portion of this hassle. There’s just a couple of problems, though. Firefox looks crappy on Windows XP compared to the very crisp look I’d just gotten with it on PCLinixOS 2007. (I’m not sure if I can give up Opera on my Windows boxes yet….) Jasspa MicroEmacs looks really ugly, by the way, but that’s no big deal; I can just use Emacs 21 or something if I want. But what really gets me is that the little edit button doesn’t work in the main place that I want it to: the text editing box right here on WordPress for when you’re posting a new entry! Argh!
Thanks to the anonymous coward that recently posted here (and also to minor Emacs wizardry) for spreading the good news.
(Mozilla’s Outlook-style spell checking feature rocks, though. The one here on WordPress is an abomination!)