Check spelling of TeX documents

A quite useful tool when writing some scientific material for submission is the language spelling check. You can easily install it in Ubuntu with the following command:

sudo apt-get install aspell

and then you run

aspell –encoding=iso-8859-1 -len  check paper.tex

The input argument -len stands for english. If you want to change to Brazilian portuguese, you can use -lpt_BR, for instance. After you type in this command, an interative prompt will open that will allow you to interactively go through your text and check for misspellings. You can either change it or just ignore it if you prefer.

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