[OS X TeX] spellcheck, wasRe: MacOSX-TeX Digest #396 - 08/12/02

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Aug 21 15:52:39 CEST 2002

Someone said:
 >>A service typically is a stand-alone executable, too.  It's just an
 >>App that says "I provide a Service named xyz accepting abc."

and Gerard said:
 >Thanks for the info. But, when I launch the cocoAspell service from the 
Finder (well, actually it is launched at startup), nothing happens >in the 
Finder (the application is running though, as can be checked with Process 
 >In my understanding, this suggests that the cocoAspell service interacts 
only with the applications designed to interact with it, with no 
 >standalone user interface.
 >Do I understand correctly from you message that this is not necessarily 
the case for all services?

I dunno 'bout typical in that direction. I'd say instead that typically, a 
fair number of NeXT apps will provide a service in addition to its 
stand-alone functions.

The spelling Service is a part of the system, though, not an app, and AIUI,
  cocoaspell merely provides an extra set of dictionaries, and a directive 
to use a different call so that ispell is used instead of the native NeXT 


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