[texworks] Spell checker

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Oct 31 14:10:25 CET 2009

On Oct 31, 2009, at 3:40 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 31 oct. 2009 à 08:02, David Arnold a écrit :
>> Thanks. That worked.
>> On Oct 30, 2009, at 10:52 PM, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
>>> I think you need to drop only the .dic and .aff files. On my  
>>> computer, the contents of:
>>>  ~/Library/TeXworks/dictionaries/
>>> Are:
>>>  en_GB.aff     en_GB.dic
>>> And spell check works fine.
> Does this mean hunspell can now be installed and work with TeXworks  
> on the Mac? I thought that was still on the TODO list for the future.
> Or do you mean hunspell must be installed separately using Fink or  
> Mac Ports?
> Last question: this is all separate from CocoAspell, I imagine? Too  
> bad, as CocoAspell integration within OS X (as a system preference  
> panel fully configurable via a GUI and usable by any Mac  
> application) is really top-of-the-range.
> Bruno Voisin


No need to install any frameworks; TeXworks has them built-in. I just  
got the dictionaries I wanted (aff and dic files) and installed them  
in ~/Library/TeXworks/dictionaries/.

I do wish I could use CocoAspell though. I had a hard time getting it  
to work when I switched over to Intel from PPC and eventually had to  
remove every file that was installed and then install the Intel  
version. Works great under 10.6 once I read what was said about the  
additional step of setting System Preferences->Language & Text->Text- 
 >Spelling to the Aspell dictionary of choice.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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