[OS X TeX] Problem with aspell

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Tue Aug 4 11:07:07 EDT 2009

On 4 Aug 2009, at 3:33:47PM, Jimi wrote:

>> I am converting from 10.4 PPC to 10.5 INTEL.  I just installed the  
>> MacTex 2008 package and downloaded MacTextras.  Because I had used  
>> ispell/aspell for text files and in my alpine mailing program, I  
>> installed aspell.  I cannot get it to work.
> I have always wondered why should one use a third party spell- 
> checker? Why not use the built-in checker? Has aspell any advantages?

It understands (La)TeX markup, so doesn't flag it as errors.

Best wishes

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