[OS X TeX] Aspell not working

Adam M. Goldstein amgoldstein at mac.com
Tue Feb 20 08:47:43 EST 2007

On Feb 20, 2007, at 8:19 AM, Michael Kubovy wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> I'm running Mac OS X 10.4.8 (8N1250) on a MacPro. I installed  
> Aspell, but I'm not getting underlining of spelling error either in  
> TeXShop or in Mail.app.
> Suggestions as to the problem?
> _____________________________

Regardless of whether you have Aspell installed, you should get spell  
checking using the built-in spell checker. The easiest way to get  
this on a per-application basis is to right-click (ctrl-click) when  
editing text, and choose "check spelling as you type".

How did you install Aspell? Did you install cocoASpell? This  
integrates with OS X and will create a preference pane in your system  
preferences which you can use to select one of the Aspell  
dictionaries. I have selected all three of the "English (United  
States) dictionaries." I don't know what the differences are, though.

I don't know how to get the OS to check spelling using Aspell  
dictionaries installed by Fink or DarwinPorts or some other method; I  
am sure someone on the list does know though . . .

Find cocoAspell at:

Dr. Adam M. Goldstein
amgoldstein <at> mac <dot> com

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