[OS X TeX] How do people handle spellchecking of different languages?

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Fri Sep 24 08:54:03 CEST 2004


>>>> On Sep 21, 2004, at 20:55, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> As many others on this list I use TeXShop for writing and
>>>>> Cocoaspell for spellchecking. This combination is quite nice, since
>>>>> Cocoaspell can handle TeX pretty well. I just have one problem:
>>>>> When writing academic stuff I regularly have more than one language
>>>>> in one document; normally the main part is German and lots of
>>>>> English quotes. Most more advanced word processors offer the option
>>>>> to set the language per paragraph or even by word.
>>>>> TeXShop/Cocoaspell can't do that because you only can globally
>>>>> select one language.
>>>>>
...
I frequently have English and French in the same document and miss the 
ability to select languages for document parts.

It seems to me that since I specifically use a \setlanguage {} in my 
TeX document, a spellchecker should not get lost.

For the moment I use OS X's built-in spellchecker set on 
"multilingual". It won't catch all mistakes (a word spelled in English 
set in a French sentence is not flagged, etc.) but for me it is better 
than creating a new file each time I switch language.

I use it for my mail to and sometimes it shows ;-)

Denis Chabot

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