[OS X TeX] Spell Check in TeXShop?
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Mar 14 02:35:38 EST 2006
Le 14 mars 06 à 03:42, Jung-Tsung Shen a écrit :
> I have found out that the spellcheck feature of TeXShop (v 2.09) on my
> powerbook (MacOS X 10.4.5) is not very responsive. TeXShop didn't
> catch all the typos: sometimes if I spotted a typo myself and
> intentionally moved the cursor back and forth that word by keyboard,
> it triggered TeXShop and underscored the typo; for some other simple
> typos, however, TeXShop never caught them. Is there something wrong in
> my setup? Or, is there any way to make it more responsive? Or, should
> I use other spell checker?
I don't think TeXShop in itself does any spell checking: it uses the
standard built-in OS X spell checker and dictionaries.
If you want (La)TeX-oriented spell checking, you can install
cocoAspell <http://cocoaspell.leuski.net/>. Once installed, it can be
configured via System Preferences where it appears as a Spelling pref
panel. There, for example, you can enable the dictionaries than will
become available to OS X applications (such as TeXShop), switch on
and off filters for each dictionary (such as a LaTeX filter
recognizing LaTeX commands such as \section as valid words, a HTML
filter, and so forth), set options for these filters (such as adding
new commands to those recognized as valid words by the LaTeX filter,
Once cocoAspell is installed, OS X applications such as TeXShop will
see new dictionaries in the Spelling panel, with " (Aspell)" suffix.
For example, after enabling English and French dictionaries, I can
see now in Mail new dictionaries in the Spelling panel, such as
"English (United Kingdom) [ize-w_accents] (Aspell)" and "French
(France)  (Aspell)", which both include LaTeX command filtering.
An alternative solution is to use the stand-alone Excalibur spell
Hope this helps,
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