[texworks] Spell Checking - user list - personal dictionary

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Jan 16 05:01:16 CET 2011

If this could be done, it would be a very, very welcome feature!


On 1/15/2011 10:38 PM, Paul A Norman wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering as even with a new spell checking engine there is going
> to have to be a User's list any way, whether the present Hunspell engine
> could be utilised to use/build a User's list in the TeXworks config
> subtree any way?
> Would be so very helpful at this point to be able to save words to a
> personal dictionary.
> Especially if we had a menu item for opening the personal dictionary for
> correction/editing in TeXworks?
> And a context menu item for adding to the list during spell checking or
> even just directly?
> I.e see a red-underlined word, and right-menu it to add it to the
> personal dictionary.
> Paul
> E.g.--
> Page 3,
> http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hunspell/Hunspell/Documentation/hunspell1.pdf
> −p dict Set path of personal dictionary. The default dictionary depends
> on the locale settings. The following environment variables are
> searched: LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, and LANG. If none are set
> then the default personal dictionary is $HOME/.hunspell_default.
> ...
> Page 1,
> http://cdnetworks-us-1.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hunspell/Hunspell/Documentation/hunspell4.pdf
> Personal dictionaries are simple word lists. Asterisk at the first
> character position signs prohibition. A second word separated by a slash
> sets the affixation.
> foo
> Foo/Simpson
> *bar
> In this example, "foo" and "Foo" are personal words, plus Foo will be
> recognized with affixes of Simpson
> (Foo’s etc.) and bar is a forbidden word.

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