[OS X TeX] Spell checker

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Tue May 1 04:43:43 EDT 2007

Am 01.05.2007 um 01:31 schrieb Rick Zaccone:

> On Apr 30, 2007, at 4:11 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Apr 30, 2007, at 2:49 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>> Excalibur is broken, Rick says he has not looked at the code for  
>>> so long that
>>> he does not know how to fix it. I wrote to him that \verb* blows  
>>> it up and he has acknowledged it.
>>> My book blows up at the line
>>> formulas (see Sections~\ref{S:adjhspace} and~ref 
>>> {S:binaryRelations}).
>>> GG
>> Howdy,
>> Well, it used to work and now it's broken so what changed in the  
>> code? :-)
>> I'll have to look into whether we should keep Excalibur as part of  
>> the MacTeX distribution.
>> I have to admit I've been using CocoAspell for along time and  
>> like. I believe wyou can add words to a personal spelling file by  
>> right(Ctl)-clicking on the ``misspelled'' word and choosing  
>> ``Learn Spelling'' from the contextual menu but maybe it only  
>> remembers it for that session.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
> The only problem that I'm aware of in Excalibur is that it will  
> only work if the file is encoded using Mac OS Roman.  It doesn't  
> understand other encodings.  Is that the problem?

good to know that. Maybe this is something that should be put on the  
Excalibur website. I really like Excalibur better than aspell -  
knowing this encoding issue makes me think about ecoding in Mac OS  
Roman from now on...


> I've had surprisingly few bug reports since my last release.  I'll  
> bet there have been only about three and they were minor.
> I have some vague recollection of a problem with \verb*, but to be  
> honest, I don't remember what it is.  (Send me a note off list and  
> remind me what's wrong.)  I'm sure I could fix it, but my problem  
> is that it's been a long time since I've worked on Excalibur, and I  
> would have to get up to speed on all the things that have changed  
> in Mac OS X before I could do anything.  Someone who has been  
> programming in Mac OS X could probably fix problems fairly  
> readily.  That's why I made the project open source.  I would be  
> happy to work with someone on this.
> Rick

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