[OS X TeX] Cocoaspell does not know common words
napaxton at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Aug 26 09:53:29 EDT 2010
As far as I know, no other instances of aspell are running. I don't see anything in the Activity Monitor, for example.
By turn cocoaspell off, do you mean uncheck the boxes in the Dictionaries tab of the cocoapsell preference panel?
When I switch dictionaries on the fly to the Default Apple US English dictionary, say in Texshop, all those problem non-misspelled words are no longer flagged, but the Tex/LaTex commands are, unsurprisingly, flagged now.
Nathan A. Paxton, Ph.D.
Dept. of Government, Harvard University
napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
When you have to stay eight years away from California,
you live in a perpetual state of homesickness.
- Ronald Reagan
On 25 Aug 2010, at 11:38 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
> Do you have any other instance of aspell running, ie., from the command line or in an editor like Emacs? There can sometimes be a conflict among which dictionaries are used if there are two instances of it running.
> If you turn Cocaospell off, do you get the same problem? How about if you switch from the Cocoaspell dictionaries to the mac dictionaries on the fly, ie., in the pull-down during spell-checking?
> On Aug 25, 2010, at 10:43 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:
>> English [variant_0]
>> English [variant_1]
>> English [variant_2]
>> 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.
>> -Nathan A. Paxton
>> Nathan A. Paxton, Ph.D.
>> Dept. of Government, Harvard University
>> napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
>> When you have to stay eight years away from California,
>> you live in a perpetual state of homesickness.
>> - Ronald Reagan
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