[OS X TeX] Questions on TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 22 16:15:47 CET 2014

On Mar 22, 2014, at 10:02 AM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> Holger,
> The solution for spelling is definitely CocoAspell. It comes with a large
> number of dictionaries.
> I recently installed it on Mavericks with no trouble. But there are two
> things to be aware of:
> a) CocoAspell adds a Preference Pane, automatically installed,
> at the bottom of Apple's System preferences. After you choose a dictionary,
> you must configure this dictionary in the pane to ignore LaTeX commands.
> This isn't automatically done.
> b) Then you must choose a dictionary. You must either choose a dictionary
> system-wide, using Apple's Language & Region Pref Pane 
> 	Language & Region --> Keyboard Preferences --> Text
> or choose it for just the TeXShop application, in
> 	Edit Menu --> Show Language & Text
> There is a bug in TeXShop; this choice must be made in each session because
> it isn't remembered between sessions. The bug is already fixed here and will thus
> be fixed in the next release of TeXShop.
> Note that CocoAspell is an extension of Apple's spelling system, as provided
> by Apple. There isn't separate code in TeXShop to spell check; Apple's system
> code spell checks. It just uses a dictionary set up to handle Latex.


Boy, I sure forgot all of this!

> b)  The bolder Monico text is a feature of recent Apple systems. It was controversial
> at the time, and there is a fix which most users may have forgotten.
> In the TeXShop Help menu,
> the top item is called "About This Release." It lists recent changes, and
> items you may want to adjust.
> Look at "Changes in 3.15" for an explanation of the bolder text, and the
> action you can take to undo the change. (All this is due to Apple. TeXShop
> did nothing to make bolder text, and the NSFontDefaultScreenFontSubstitutionEnabled
> item is understood on the system level, and not by TeXShop.)
> Dick Koch

And this too!


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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