[OS X TeX] Aspell local dictionaries

Adam M. Goldstein z_californianus-dated-1276618694.ca6fe0 at shiftingbalance.org
Thu Jun 10 18:18:11 CEST 2010

I am just catching up with this thread. I have had some experience troubleshooting CocoAspell (or however that's spelled) and aspell. I couldn't find a way to get it to share a dictionary with the system's installation of aspell, which I use for emacs. The configuration would change as I used one or the other spell checker, each disabling the other's capacity for adding words. I couldn't get them to to play nicely with one another, even if I used separate dictionaries. So now I just use the Apple spell check for everything I don't use aspell for, which works well. There are two word lists, but at least it's some protection against accidentally adding incorrect words to one or the other.

Anyhow, email me off-list and maybe I can help. I wouldn't want to add to the list archives with discussion of aspell, and if the problem is solved, perhaps we can post a solution.


On Jun 9, 2010, at 2:39 PM, Arthur Snoke wrote:

> I have written about my problems getting aspell/ispell to recognize new words.  When I look in ~/ I find only  Dec  2  2008 .aspell.en.pws.  I may have copied that over from the Sun at that time.  (The file has Unix line endings.)  It does not work.
> I think it often accepts names if they have a starting capital letter. But not always.
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 09.06.2010 um 19:57 schrieb Themis Matsoukas:
>>> Where does Aspell store learned words?
>> ~/.aspell.*
>> --
>> Greetings
>> Pete
>> Encryption, n.:
>> 	A powerful algorithmic encoding technique employed in the creation of computer manuals.
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