[OS X TeX] cocoAspell

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 15 07:55:47 EDT 2018

> On Sep 15, 2018, at 6:12 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
> After using Excalibur for many years I decided to give cocaAspell a try. This is all done after clean install of High Sierra on a freshly reformatted disk.
> I installed cocoSspell from MacExtras and the installation went fine (I was expecting problems based on Herb’s tutorial "A First Time Install of cocoAspell in El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra”).
> I selected dictionary “English (United States) [w_accents] (I don’t understand the difference between the various US dictionaries), and checked the TeX/LaTeX filter.
> I opened a source file in TS 4.01 and  while most latex commands are properly ignored, others aren’t, for example, \includegraphics, \textit and \mathcal, among others. Apparently the user can add latex commands under the tab Filters in the cocoAspell preference pane. "includegraphics[]{}" is already in that list but is still marked as a typo in the source. I added “textit{√}”, as per instructions on the preference pane, but it is still marked as a typo in the source. 
> Any suggestions?
> Themis


I'm not sure if the dictionary makes a difference but I use the English (alone---I think it loads several individual versions) dictionary. 

Then, choose the English dictionary in TeXShop's Source tab in TeXShop->Preferences if you want to only use it in TeXShop. I use it for all my work and choose English (Aspell) as the default dictionary in the Text tab of the Keyboard Pane in System Preferences. You can check that setting using the  Edit->Show Spelling and Grammar menu item in TeXShop; it should then be set to English (Aspell).

Otherwise you might try to log out and back in because that information may first be read in once, when you log in. Last, but possibly not least try re-booting in case the info is read in only once when booting---truly a last resort.

PS: I never use \textit since you have to make sure to manually apply the italic correction when necessary. The \emph command does that automatically and nested \emph commands have reasonable behavior.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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