[OS X TeX] install spell checking dictionary for Bulgarian

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jun 6 14:01:07 CEST 2021

> On Jun 5, 2021, at 9:05 PM, Roussanka Loukanova <rl.stpuu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Herb,
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 10:17 PM Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
> When macOS Sierra came out I was worried that cocoAspell would stop working in the near future (I'm still surprised it works under Bug Sur). I put together a file that sort-of duplicates some of the setup for cocoAspell and asked Micheal Sharpe to create an Applescript Macro (Micheal is amazing with Applescript and Fonts---e.g. he's behind newtx and newpx fonts) to work the magic to Save and Close the .tex file, execute aspell in Terminal and re-open the file in TeXShop when completed. Not as convenient as going through Apple's Spell Check like cocoAspell does but it works pretty well.
> I've downloaded cocoAspell from the github
> https://github.com/leuski/cocoAspell
> But then, I can't  make it work. I'm not sure if it comes with the installation already pre-set. here is what I did:
> (1) downloaded the full set of the files
> cocoAspell-master 
> cocoAspell-master $ ls  
> aspell
> cocoAspell-2.x
> (2) cd /Library/Application Support/
> sudo mkdir cocoAspell
> cd cocoAspell
> sudo mv ~/Downloads/cocoAspell-master .
> $ cd cocoAspell-master
> cd cocoAspell-2.x
> (3) 
> make install
> make: Nothing to be done for `install'.
> Is it a pre-installed directory? 
> (4) I downloaded  aspell6-en-2020.12.07-0
> from:
> https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/0index.html
> and installed it by the instructions in:
> aspell6-en-2020.12.07-0/README
> /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell $ ls  
> aspell6-en-2020.12.07-0
> cocoAspell-master
> I do not know what are the files .rws
> They seem byproducts without further role, and I cleaned them by:
> make clean
> (5) System Preferences doesn't show
> cocoAspell preference pane
> So, I haven't actually done the installion?
> I'll continue during the day, hoping for help with 
> - the cocoAspell installation
> - the cocoAspell preference pane
> - Where should I move the directory:
> Sierra & cocoAspell
> to install / activate the macro?
> Best Regards,
> Roussanka
> Since cocoAspell still seemed to work in Sierra I never really put anything  formal together.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> herbs at wideopenwest.com


I have never built cocoAspell. I put out that information in case there was some knowledgeable person who might want to take up the project.

If there is a complete, ready to install, cocoAspell 2.5 in MacTeXtras (which has lots of other stuff too and is a large download). Go to the MacTeXtras link at <https://www.tug.org/mactex/>. Hopefully the installer still works. You may have to help it pass security check the first time you try to open the preference pane.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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