[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 48, Issue 1
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 21:27:17 CEST 2011
I already looked at in the System Preferences, Spelling, Filters pane
and then the TeX/LaTeX part. I see such things included as:
newcounter, newcommand, pagestyle
Nonetheless, still in TeXShop, those commands are being flagged as
Moreover, that list of TeXLaTeX filter commands is just about the barest
imaginable -- so short as to be nearly useless (if only it even worked).
There's a + button, presumably to add to the list, but that button
I also did open TeXShop's Edit > Spelling and Grammar window, and the
dictionary showing there seems to be the same as I enabled in OS X
System Preferences, namely:
English (United States} [w_accents] (Aspell)
It's just unbelievable to me that a TeX front end would not supply a
working TeX/LaTeX-filtering spell-checker, whether built-in or by means
of a 3rd party tool.
(Once again my hopes for a good TeX front-end on the Mac seem dashed.)
On 10/1/11 3:00 PM, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu wrote:
> Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:14:52 -0500
> From: Herbert Schulz<herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] how make cocoAspell recognize LaTeX commands?
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List<macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
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> On Sep 30, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> > I'm using TeXShop 2.43 under OS X 10.6.8 and installed cocoAspell 2.1.
>> > As the docs say, I then:
>> > - in System Preferences, Spelling preferences panel selected "English
>> > (United States) as the Dictionary and checked the Filter for TeX/LaTeX; and
>> > - in System Preferences, Language& Text, Text pane, chose what I believe
>> > is the corresponding dictionary for the Spelling choice: "English (United
>> > States} [w_accents] (Aspell) -- this is the only Aspell entry I see in that
>> > drop-down for Spelling.
>> > Nonetheless, in TeXShop, every LaTeX command that is not an ordinary English
>> > word is still getting flagged as misspelled. E.g.:
>> > documentclass, usepackages, textbf, displaystyle, emph, frac
>> > (Only such command as \section, \begin, \end, \item formed from actual words
>> > are left unflagged)
>> > What's wrong and how does one fix this?
> Take a look in the TeX/LaTeX Tab under the Filters Tab to see the list of commands that are understood.
> In TeXShop under Edit->Show Spelling and Grammar make sure that the English(Aspell) dictionary is chosen. Note: once you choose that it will be used in all applications that use Apple's Spelling Checker.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
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