[OS X TeX] How do people handle spellchecking in different languages

Hugh Neary neary at econ.ubc.ca
Fri Sep 24 13:14:47 EDT 2004

I found this snippet on a Mac website:

"Guillaume" offered the solution to yesterday's problem of how to make 
Apple's Mail application more multi-lingual:

  Mathieu should just go in the Edit -> Spelling -> Spelling menu (yes, 
"Spelling" is there in menu and sub-menu), and, instead of choosing 
French or English, just use the "Multilingual" option. It allows one to 
use many languages at the same time. This also works for most of Cocoa 
applications as well.

In fact I checked in TeXShop and such menu items and such a 
multilingual dictionary possibility do seem to be inherited from Cocoa. 
I haven't experimented to see how well it does or doesn't work however.

Hugh Neary

> On Sep 22, 2004, at 4:55 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> As many others on this list I use TeXShop for writing and Cocoaspell
>> for spellchecking. This combination is quite nice, since Cocoaspell
>> can handle TeX pretty well. I just have one problem: When writing
>> academic stuff I regularly have more than one language in one
>> document; normally the main part is German and lots of English quotes.
>> Most more advanced word processors offer the option to set the
>> language per paragraph or even by word. TeXShop/Cocoaspell can't do
>> that because you only can globally select one language.
>> Has anyone come up with a solution for this?
>> TIA
>> simon
>> --
>> Simon Spiegel
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