[OS X TeX] Problem with aspell

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 4 10:11:10 EDT 2009

On Aug 4, 2009, at 6:36 AM, Matthias Damm wrote:

> The trick is (IIRC, please check the archive of this list if this  
> doesn't work, I probably wrote about it already) to remove the  
> Receipt file from the installer (/Library/Receipts/aspell.pkg).
> After that, you can re-install the Intel version and it will  
> actually install the update.


I ran into the same problem and the author suggested I remove the  
Spelling.pkg, aspell.pkg and AspellEnglishDictionary.pkg receipts  
from /Library/Receipts/ before installing the Intel version of  
cocoAspell 2.0.4. It appears that I do, in fact, have the Intel  
versions of the preference pane and aspell installed but, unlike  
others that have had success with this method, I still can't get it to  
find spelling errors. (Yes, I did choose the proper dictionary, etc.,  
in the Show Spelling and Grammar (Cmd-:) pane in TeXShop [it's  
universal so once you set it there all applications will use---maybe  
not so smart].

At one time I used Excalibur, which works very well, but opening  
another application, even with a macro, doesn't feel right.

I've finally resorted to using Apple's spell checker and save command  
names, etc., that come up. After a bit of use it is getting pretty  
good at skipping over command names, etc., but it will never be perfect.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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