[OS X TeX] duplicate words

Art Werschulz agw at comcast.net
Mon Jul 26 08:04:14 EDT 2010


On Jul 26, 2010, at 12:22 AM, George Gratzer wrote:

> It is very embarrassing to leave doubled words such such as this
> in the ms. 
> Are there LaTeX aware spellcheckers that would help to eliminate these?

The GNU "diction" utility catches doubled words.  It's also good for checking other things as well (e.g., "which" vs "that", and a whole host of other things).  There's also a companion utility called "style" that checks readability according to several standard scales, sentence length, and suchlike.

However, diction is not (La)TeX-aware, which means that you need to de-TeXify the LaTeX source.  The problem lies in finding a de-TeXifier that works well enough.  Two obvious candidates are "detex" and "dvi2tty".  

I hope this is of some help.

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