CTAN Update: spelling

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri May 24 19:22:29 CEST 2013

Stephan Hennig submitted an update to the


Summary description: support for spell-checking of LuaTeX documents
License type: lppl

Announcement text:

This package supports spell-checking of TeX documents
compiled with the LuaTeX engine. It can give visual
feedback in PDF output similar to WYSIWYG word
processors. The package relies on an external
spell-checker application that can check a plain text
file and output a list of bad spellings. The package
should work with most spell-checkers, even dumb,
TeX-unaware ones.

v0.4 (2013-05-23)

New features:

-   In addition to lists of bad and good spellings,
    words can be checked against user-defined match
    rules to determine highlighting status.


-   Removed means to configure EOL character of text
    output file. Standard Lua EOL character is always
    used, which is platform dependent.

-   Improved compatibility with recent LuaTeX versions
    (v0.74 and newer).

-   File <jobname>.spell.xml is loaded before file
    <jobname>.spell.bad (if both files exist).


-   Bad words with surrounding punctuation haven't been
    highlighted. Determining whether a word needs to be
    highlighted is now done by checking against the
    lists of bad and good spellings words as they
    appear in the document with possible punctuation as
    well as with all surrounding punctuation stripped
    (GitHub issue 8).

-   Macro \spellingoutputlinelength was broken.

-   Raising an error when a file cannot be opened for
    reading causes problems when compiling a document
    for the first time. Now, only a warning is written
    to the console and log file in that case.


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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