{dictionaries} marks questions about spell-checking dictionaries used in TeX/LaTeX tools.

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Creating a standalone glossary

As a followup to this question, I would like to ask how can I use the glossaries package just for the creation of a glossary. I do not want it to be part of a document rather a standalone document ...
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How to set a letter to the margin of the page and position it vertically according to alphabetical order?

I would like to place a letter (that indicates which letter in the dictionary is shown) on the outer side of the book, set it for example in a darker box and position that letter vertically. Users of ...
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Indexing an interval of words on top of every page

Friends, I'm curious on how to do the following in LaTeX: Dictionaries have two words on the top of each page, meaning the interval of words to be found on that specific page, e.g., In the figure, ...
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TeXworks: How to add a word to the spell checker dictionary?

I use TeXworks to write my documents. The spell checker tool works nice, but I'd like to add some words to the dictionary, but I can't find a function for that. So how can I do that?
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How to install a dictionary (danish) in Texmaker

I began my physics studies last summer. All our written assignment is in LaTeX and that's ok - and I use Texmaker. I think Texmanker is a good program and I have just one problem with it. I can't ...
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Add word to TexMaker dictionary?

How can I add a word to the dictionary of TexMaker? I cannot see any options for this in the software.
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Integrating external dictionaries with Texmaker

I'm a relatively new LaTeX user and I want to know: Is there a way to link an external dictionary to LaTeX and what dictionaries are recommended?
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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How to Change TeXShop dictionary to American English?

How can I change the TeXShop dictionary to American English?! It is set to British English! It might be the whole mac's dictionary that is being used, I am not sure. In that case, how can I change it ...
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Dictionary for TeXstudio: “No dictionary Available”

I have trouble spell checking my document in TeXstudio. When I press spellcheck, I get the error No dictionary Available. Am I supposed to install a dictionary separately? How? Any suggestion?
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TeXStudio: Add new word to dictionary via button

I installed a new Dutch dictionary from the Open Office website in my 'dictionaries' file. Spelling checks work perfectly in TeXStudio, but now, I'd like to add new words to the dictionary during the ...
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building a dictionary

sometimes when I am not sure about a term, I would like to write it somewhere with the subsequent definition to be able to re-read it from time to time and then remember it forever. I think I am going ...
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Package and/or macro for producing a bi-lingual dictionary/glossary?

A use case is simple, say you write a computer science text book for pirates. Then, each time you mention a term, you may need to mention its English equivalent. So, instead of writing, Ye first ...
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How can I install Kile 2.1.0 spellcheck libraries other than English?

I need a french dictionary. At least, it would be nice to have any information on the location where kile stores its spell-checking dictionaries.
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How to automate a dictionary (sorting, headers)?

Here is a piece of solution to automate a dictionary using the links given in the first following comments. There are two problems to solve : When one definition starts on one page and finishes ...
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Is there a better (British) English dictionary available for TexStudio?

I am using the default en_GB dictionary that comes with TexStudio. It seems to be identical to the one distributed with OpenOffice here (at least from the filesize). However it seems to miss a lot of ...