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Re: Spell checking a Lout document?

From: Daren Scot Wilson
Subject: Re: Spell checking a Lout document?
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:45:13 -0700
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If I didn't have to run off for the day, I'd be trying ViewPDF right now. It looks excellent. Will do so this evening...

On 04/17/2012 04:17 AM, Mark Summerfield wrote:
I don't know of any nice way to do this directly with lout files (and
I've looked and I've tried!). Lout has no BNF and is a nightmare to

The solution I've now switched to is to use my own ViewPDF program. This
is just a very simple PDF viewer but it highlights spelling mistakes and
a couple of other possible problems (e.g., double words). It is free and
open source and easy to build on Linux once you have installed all the
-dev libraries it needs:
(I'd be interested to know how you get on with it.)

BTW At the moment if you add words to your own list (words.lst) they are
handled case-insensitively.

Daren Scot Wilson
Escondido California

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