[OS X TeX] Cocoaspell does not know common words

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 26 08:10:09 EDT 2010

On Aug 25, 2010, at 9:43 PM, Nathan Paxton wrote:

> 	Hi all,
> 	I know. Another cocoaspell question. But I really can't figure this out, and it frustrates me.
> 	I am working on an article, and said article has a number of "big" words, like environmental, demonstrates, institutionally, comprehensive, introduction, and disagreement. When I use the English (Aspell) option in the Edit -> Spelling and Grammar pop-up window, all of these words are flagged as misspelled. These are not highly uncommon words, so it's quite frustrating to have to go through 12,000 words of text and have to "correct" all sorts of words that are spelled correctly, and which the spell-check gives exactly the same suggestion for the "incorrectly" spelled word. I, of course, want to use aspell because of the LateX checking capabilities.
> 	In the Cocoaspell System Prefs panel, I have the following dictionaries checked:
> Spanish
> English [variant_0]
> English [variant_1]
> English [variant_2]
> English
> 	Suggestions modes for all are "Normal" and the URL and TeX/LaTeX filters are checked.
> 	In the Text and Language panel, the Text tab has the Automatic by language Spelling option; aspell is set up to be the preferred (#1) English mechanism.
> 	Anyone have any ideas?
> 	Thanks in advance for your help. 
> Best,
> -Nathan A. Paxton 
> ----------


I think you've got to use English(Aspell) instead of Automatic for Spelling in the Language and Text panels Text tab. That's in OS X 10.6 don't remember about earlier OS versions.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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