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Re: Spell checking a Lout document?

From: Nicholas Clark
Subject: Re: Spell checking a Lout document?
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:55:21 -0700

I'm not sure what it does with figures, but Lout has a plain text
output mode which can be enabled by running lout with the -p flag.
pdf2text could also be used to convert your final PDF output instead.
Once in text format, you could spell-check it with aspell, or any of a
bunch of spell-checkers.

If you want to make sure the figures get included, you could also use
pdf2html and some kind of HTML spell-check method, which probably

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:30 AM, Daren Scot Wilson
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I have just finished writing my great 15,000 page magnum opus, full of
> genius math, tables, and so on, entirely in Lout.  Hundreds of *.lt files
> @Included in a main Lout file.  Now, before I vanity publish it and try to
> sell a copy to Mom, I wonder if I've made any silly little typos.
> What are practical ways to spell-check these .lt files?   Obviously an
> ordinary everyday spell checker will barf on all the @Something Lout
> keywords and maybe trip over the punctuation marks, although most of this
> source text is just regular text which could go through a spell checker
> fine.
> Perhaps there's a filter that can extract all the straight text, preening
> out simple markups such as @I, and bypassing all the structural stuff and
> non-text like sections, math, tables etc., making a simple text file one can
> check?   OTOH, maybe there's a way to spell check the final .ps or .pdf
> file?  (Besides paying some unfortunate Human to proofread it.)
> I'm on Linux so naturally I prefer solutions that would work on that
> platform, or multiplatform.
> --
> Daren Scot Wilson
> Escondido California
> address@hidden
> http://www.darenscotwilson.com
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