[lltx] spell checking TeX files

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Thu Oct 4 18:31:50 CEST 2012

On Thu, 4 Oct 2012, Stephan Hennig wrote:

> Am 03.10.2012 22:15, schrieb Aditya Mahajan:
>> FWIW, you can also look at how ConTeXt implements the on the fly spell
>> checking:
>> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Spellchecker
>> The implementation details are in lang-wrd.mkiv.
> Anyway, thanks for the pointer!  I knew the wiki page, but didn't find
> the code.  Looking at lang-wrd.lua, I can barely see any comments.  Is
> there any code documentation somewhere?

Not that I know of.

> BTW, the ConTeXt way of spell checking is exactly how I wouldn't do it.
> A static white list doesn't work too well for, e.g., the German
> language.

I personally don't know anything about spell checking, so I won't comment. 
But my impression is that the code is meant as a proof of concept only 
(and hence the experimental status).

> And colouring words doesn't work well in colourful documents,
> e.g., presentations.  A red wavy line is a quasi standard in text
> processors and is much closer to the way errors are marked by hand
> (usually by a plain red line in Germany).  Well, since underlining is
> much harder to implement than text colouring, I'll likely start with the
> text colouring, too. :)

Ideally, the user should be able to specify the command used for 
highlighting bad words.


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