Hello LyX-Users, I installed MacTeX 2008, cocoAspell 2.0.4.i86, Skim 1.2.1, and LyX 1.6.2 on an Intel Mac running Leopard (10.5.6).
I have almost exactly the same setup on my personal machine except it's MacTeX 2007, Tiger (10.4.11) and, obviously, cocoAspell 2.0.4.ppc. Works like a charm on my machine. On the Intel Mac, cocoAspell appears to be installed correctly, it's available as a spelling service to TextEdit, exactly the same path is in the Alternative language field of Preferences: Language Settings: Spellchecker. (the path is /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0/english.alias, as the Wiki suggests.) When I go to spellcheck on the Intel installation, LyX does.........absolutely nothing (other than showing (dialog-show spellchecker: F7) in the status bar.) No error, no spell check dialog, nothing. I want to deploy this setup to a classroom of a couple of dozen Macs in order to teach a short "Why the power of LyX and TeX will save you time and effort" type class, but this one simple thing has turned into a showstopper. Any suggestions? Anybody on the list successfully using cocoAspell with LyX on Leopard? Here's another anomaly I just noticed. Although TextEdit is quite happy to use the Aspell spelling service, when I try to set Skim to use it, Skim complains with a "Couldn't contact Spell Checker." That gives me a hint that there is something not quite right with the cocoAspell spelling service, but heck if I know what it is. -- Rich