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## #130 Spellchecker should ignore words in brackets

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2013-11-18
2004-10-27
Ulrik Stervbo
No

In a latex file, being the preamble or the document
environment, words in brackets (the { and }'s) rarely
makes any sense in terms of proper spelling. Since
noone can possible forsee *all* words which may turn up
between {}, they should be ignored all together - lack
of compilation or unexpected formating results in the
final document will be enough.

The annoyance of a spellchecker to pickup words which
clearly are not ment ot be checked in the first place,
will lead to a userdic-file with words which may be
misspelled outside the context of latex commands.

Ulrik

## Discussion

• Ulrik Stervbo
2004-10-28

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Well after spending a sleepless night pondering upon the
spellchecker problem :-D I've realized that things like
chapter titles and captions would be ignorred too.

The solution to this problem could be an exception list - it
wouldnt be that big, theres only a (rather large) handfull
of textformatting commands (the doc.layout part -> subpar,
captions, and a few more), but would we end up with the
reverse version of the useless userdic? And what about
performance issues?

Any suggestions?

• Willem Duminy
2005-01-01

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Instead of using brackets as the scope, consider using
\ref{}. A predefined and user-extendable no-language
command list would be very helpful.

• Tino Weinkauf
2005-01-19

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Other users wrote concerning this topic:

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When one checks "Checks spelling while typing", it would
be nice to have an option like "ignore text inside
brackets", so that file names, labels, etc are not
highlighted as being wrongly spelled.
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In my opinion this feature is not really useful in all
cases. I really want to check words e.g. in \section{}, and
even if I have some macros that contains useful texts, I
want them to be checked. What can be do is to define those
command where the checking should be skipped (e.g. \input{}
)
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Note: Don't expect an early implementation of this feature.
Sorry.

• Tino Weinkauf
2005-01-19

• labels: --> Spell Checker

• Patrik Spieß
2009-01-26

I would like to see this feature, too!

• Anonymous
2013-11-18

The spell checking really is mostly unuseable in the present state.

But all that is needed, as mentioned before, is a list of commands (\usepackage{}, \includegraphics{}, \label{}, \ref{}, \cite{} and very few more) where everything that appears in the brackets behind is not checked. Add an option to skip inline math ($\rho = ...$), and everything should be fine.

It´d of course be good if the list of commands to skip was user-defineable.

Anonymous