# Thread: Latex editor with dictionary

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## Latex editor with dictionary

Dear all,
I am looking for a latex editor for the latest opensuse that can have also dictionary support (and why not some syntax checking too).

What do you have to suggest me?

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Alex

2. ## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Lyx is very good.
Check out at LyX | LyX &ndash; The Document Processor

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## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Do you have an opensuse package for 12.1 ?

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## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Get LyX 2.02 - the second on the list when I went to software.opensuse.org: Search Results.

It uses the LibreOffice dictionaries and thesauri - make sure you select the language in Document>Settings>Language to get the dictionary you want - and also make sure that you have the LibreOffice dictionaries you want installed.

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Am 06.01.2012 10:26, schrieb john hudson:
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> Get LyX 2.02 - the second on the list when I went to
> 'software.opensuse.org: Search Results' (http://tinyurl.com/7yvpyym).
>
> It uses the LibreOffice dictionaries and thesauri - make sure you
> select the language in Document>Settings>Language to get the dictionary
> you want.
>
>

Lyx is not really a Latex editor it has its own syntax. A latex editor
would be kile (available from the standard repositories as is Lyx).

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6. ## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

And here are my 2ct:

TexMaker has been the best option I found for my needs so far. I use it with Xetex and it has syntax highlighting and a dictionary, and I think it is cross platform (even though I have used it only on OpenSuse). It is in the repos.

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## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Originally Posted by martin_helm
Lyx is not really a Latex editor it has its own syntax. A latex editor would be kile (available from the standard repositories as is Lyx)
But I can load a LaTeX file into LyX, edit it - including spellchecking - and then save it as a LaTeX file; the interface is different from Kile which I also use because Kile is better for some things and LyX for others. LyX 2 offers a range of tools which aren't available in Kile such as spellchecking - including in more than one language - change management and collaborative editing.

I can edit a text file in Libre Office or in Kate - each have features the other does not.

8. ## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Am 06.01.2012 22:46, schrieb john hudson:
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> But I can load a LaTeX file into LyX, edit it - including spellchecking
> - and then save it as a LaTeX file;

No doubt, I also use both kile and lyx for years. It just sounds a bit
indirect to me and I wanted to throw in a pure latex editor and spell
checking works for me well with openSUSE 11.4 with kile 2.1.

the interface is different from Kile
> which I also use because Kile is better for some things and LyX for
> others. LyX 2 offers a range of tools which aren't available in Kile
> such as spellchecking - including in more than one language - change
> management and collaborative editing.

Also spell checking in several languages works for me in kile (english
and german in my case).

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## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Originally Posted by martin_helm
Also spell checking in several languages works for me in kile (english
and german in my case).
How do you stop it spellchecking the LaTeX commands?

10. ## Re: Latex editor with dictionary

Am 07.01.2012 11:26, schrieb john hudson:
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> martin_helm;2427347 Wrote:
>> Also spell checking in several languages works for me in kile (english
>> and german in my case).

>
> How do you stop it spellchecking the LaTeX commands?
>
>

Not sure what you point to.
The commands are not spell checked for me. But some of the options are,
for example
Code:
\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{letter}
the \documentclass is not spell checked (and no other command starting
with \) but a4paper, 10pt and letter are (and marked as wrong when set
to german). I simply ignore that, though it is probably worth a bug
report or enhancement request since in
Code:
\end{letter}
it is correctly identified that letter is a parameter and is not spell
checked.

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