[OS X TeX] OT? British -> American Spelling

Nicholas Cole nicholas.cole at gmail.com
Tue May 26 12:03:06 EDT 2009

Dear All,

Sorry for a slightly off-topic post, but I thought that someone here might
have run into the same problem, and indeed, I got a strong
recommendation to ask it here.

I have a very long latex project (c. 90,000 words over several files)
that I need to convert from British into American English spelling.  I
don't suppose there is any way to use aspell or some other unix tool
to do this automatically, is there?

I found a tool called respell that looked good:


though it looks as if it hasn't been updated in ages, and I couldn't
get it to work with my 10.5 installation of Perl.

Does anyone have any suggestions? All help gratefully appreciated!

Best wishes,


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