[XeTeX] OT: Arabic aspell

Musa Furber musaf_spamtrap at runbox.com
Fri Aug 25 12:20:53 CEST 2006

On 25 Aug 2006, at 12:55, musa furber wrote:

> I realise this is off topic, but I cannot think of too many lists
> with subscribers who use OS X, are terminal-prompt savvy, and are
> interesting in foreign language typesetting.
> There is an aspell package for Arabic at the following URL
> <http://www.ivrix.org.il/projects/arabic>
> I haven't tried it yet.

Looks like I wrote too soon. There is a newer dictionary in the  
aspell dictionary collection:


I installed it through cocoSpell and tried it in TextEdit. Spell  
checking the document does pull out misspelt words, though without a  
squiggly red line for check-as-you-type. I didn't get it to suggest  
any alternatives, though it sure takes a while looking for them.

It's still useful for careless typists like myself.


More information about the XeTeX mailing list