[OS X TeX] Excalibur with MacTeX 2017 and High Sierra

François Chaplais francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr
Mon Feb 19 17:46:49 EST 2018

thank you very much. It installed OK with the instructions.
> Le 19 févr. 2018 à 22:49, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com <mailto:herbs at wideopenwest.com>> a écrit :
>> On Feb 19, 2018, at 3:15 PM, François Chaplais <francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr <mailto:francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr>> wrote:
>> I have downloaded cocoAspell and when I open the spell preferences pane it fails to compile the english dictionary. I am on 10.12.6 (16G1212) with admin rights.. Moreover, its states that with a blocking modal dialog that renders the system preferences unusable. Do the dictionaries require XCode as there is a makefile in the dictionary folder?
>> Excalibur works right out of the box.
>> Best regards
>> François
>>> Le 19 févr. 2018 à 16:59, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu <mailto:koch at uoregon.edu>> a écrit :
>>> I do not know the answer to this question, since the author stopped updating it
>>> long ago. I recommend cocoAspell instead.
>>> Excalibur is written with Carbon, a 32 bit library, and Apple is discouraging 32 bit apps
>>> in the latest High Sierra update (not yet released). This will continue for one or two years
>>> and then they will drop support for 32 bit apps.
>>> We are discussing when to stop providing Excalibur. No conclusions yet.
>>> Dick Koch
>>> koch at uoregon.edu <mailto:koch at uoregon.edu>
>>>> On Feb 19, 2018, at 4:53 AM, Hervé CHOPLIN <herve.choplin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> Is Excalibur (spell checker) is compatible with MacTeX 2017 and MacOs High Sierra.
>>>> A Colleague at University of Tours France had problems with it
>>>> Thank’s
>>>> Hervé CHOPLIN
>>>> 37100 TOURS - France
>>>> e-mail: herve.choplin at gmail.com
> Howdy,
> Enclosed is a document that should help you get the dictionaries installed without installing XCode. You will install the Command Line utilities but they take upi very little room on the HD.
> <InstallingCocoAspell.pdf.zip>
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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