[OS X TeX] Cocoaspell does not know common words
napaxton at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Aug 26 09:56:47 EDT 2010
Thanks. I tried this, but it didn't seem to make a difference in words that get flagged. I'm still getting pretty common words flagged as incorrect, but the exact same spelling is suggested as a correction.
I forgot to say initially that I am on Snow Leopard.
Nathan A. Paxton, Ph.D.
Dept. of Government, Harvard University
napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
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On 26 Aug 2010, at 8:57 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2010, at 7:10 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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
>> 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)
> That's the advice given on the MacTeX FAQ, answer to QM.10 part (f); <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2009/faq/#qm10>.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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