Can anyone recommend a spell checker for tex files?

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at
Wed Aug 14 22:30:25 CEST 2019

The OP states that he uses a third-party editor. The tricky part here is to
get the TeX codes and commands cleared out of the file to be spelled...not
the speller itself since there are tons of them. This should be the job of
this third party editor or of TeXshop, luatex or even detex...but my
question is -- what is the application you used to run for that? I am not
aware of any under MS-Windows.

Paulo Ney

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 1:10 PM James Diamond via texhax <texhax at>

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 17:11 (+0000), Michael Barr, Prof. wrote:
> > All the answers I find on the web either require Luatex or that you be
> running under some version of Unix.  I use MS-windows and a third party
> editor.  I used to have a very good one, but it is 16 bit and all recent
> versions of Win won't run it.
> Michael,
> I never use MS-windows, but aside from the texworks suggestion, you
> could probably get a spell checker running under emacs, should that
> appeal.
>                                 Jim
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