Can anyone recommend a spell checker for tex files?

Peter Flynn peter at
Fri Aug 16 15:15:51 CEST 2019

And for 100%, print it and proofread on paper.


On 16 August 2019 09:52:34 "Taylor, P" <P.Taylor at> wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> [...] it's quite unlikely that poeple use macros like
>> \reorder, hence the benefit is quite small.
> I agree that the \reorder macro is pathological in its behaviour, but this 
> is deliberate — it was intended just as a demonstration that what goes in 
> is not necessarily what comes out.  But as I write, I realise that even 
> spell-checking the DVI/PDF is not necessarily sufficient, since one could ( 
> for example) \raise and \lower fragments of text to create seemingly 
> perfect words on-screen (or on paper) which in reality do not exist as 
> words (qua words) in either the TeX source or the DVI/PDF output. So, for 
> 99% of cases, spell-checking the TeX source should suffice; for 99.9%, 
> spell-checking the DVI/PDF, but for 99.9% recurring one would need 
> integrated OCR as well.
> Philip Taylor

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