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Re: [ProgSoc] LaTeX spelling
> What's the easiest way to spell check a latex document? What are the
> dictionaries like?
The ispell program has a -t option which is supposed to handle TeX and LaTeX
files. Dunno how good it is, I usually use emacs and I just mark out the region
that contains mostly plain text (i.e. put most of the macro defs at the top of
the document and select the stuff at the bottom) and I spell check that.
I take a little bit of care to avoid spell checking equations and diagrams.
You do get it popping up some stupid stuff when it sees a macro invocation
but usually I don't invoke many _different_ macros within the one block of
text and it only pops up each macro once.
If you want to get really wanky, you can process through to DVI format,
then use a dvi to plain text conversion and spell check that. I can't
remember the details for dvi to plain text but I know it is possible.
If you get this process working in an automated manner then putting the
scripts onto a web page somewhere would be pretty cool.
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