[OS X TeX] Problem with aspell
snoke at vt.edu
Tue Aug 4 11:17:37 EDT 2009
Thanks for the responses.
After the first, I did my best to clear the brain of cocoaspell and aspell
and installed aspell-0.60.6 and then aspell6-en-6.0-0 (I am more
comfortable with command-line processing). After doing a make install for
the dictionaries, I am back to where I was on 10.4. In that case, I was
unsuccessful with the personal dictionaries -- being able to add words.
Maybe I will try again for that one.
I was even able to spell-check this message!
On Tue, 4 Aug 2009, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> 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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