# [OS X TeX] Spell checking in TS

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at icloud.com
Mon Aug 13 14:53:58 EDT 2018

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

Unfortunately it works only with ASCII.

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> 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
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> |•|
> •
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> 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.
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> 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.

I will try. But some old habits are hard to die. I still use from time to time <cmd><opt><i>, which was my long-ago shortcut for italics, but is now used by TS to bring up documentation for packages. My current shortcut <cmd><i> hasn’t sinked in, even though it’s been several years since this change…

Themis

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