# [OS X TeX] Spell checking in TS

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Aug 13 14:44:00 EDT 2018

> On Aug 13, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
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>> Sigh... I got that now too.
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> You mean you get the french dictionary in Texshop? If so, that’s good, the more people see this behavior the better the chance to uncover a pattern.
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Howdy,

Yes... although I don't think it's a French dictionary but a French spelling that is acceptable English. E.g., with the English (Aspell) dictionary via cocoAspell the French spelling résumé is perfectly acceptable!

> Anyway, since I use excalibur for my spell checking, this is not really an issue except when I have typos inside latex commands, as in \begin{equaiton}, which excalibur ignores. This in fact is the reason why the only french I’d seen until now was équation.
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> Themis

I have a question about Excalibur... does it deal with UTF-8 encoding or does it require ASCII only?

As far as \begin{equaiton} is concerned, try using Command Completion (CC)! Type beq' (without the quotes) at the start of a line and then press Esc (unless you changed the trigger character it to Tab in TeXShop->Preferences) and you'll get

|•|
•

where |•| is a selected bullet (called a Mark in CC parlance) which will get removed the moment you start to type. The Mark at the end it there so you can quickly jump outside the environment by pressing Ctl-Cmd-F to select it and they typing a return or what you wish to remove the now selcted Mark.

See TeXShop's Help->TeXShop Tips and Tricks document fopr more information as well as tables of all the completions and abbreviations supplied with TeXShop.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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