The lexicon files offered here are made for working on the Macintosh computers, together with
the spell checker
Excalibur. This one in turn interfaces easily with many word
processors, including Appleworks and mostly
Alpha, which makes it a
perfect tool for typing in TeX or LaTeX. Nonetheless, these lexicons can
be adapted to other platforms (see Procedure). A somewhat less complete french lexicon
dedicated to the ispell spell checker can be found as
Français-GUTenberg 1.0. To the best of my knowledge, no such
file or program exist for english mathematical words (but I will be happy
to be contradicted). However most spell checkers already know a great many
mathematical words (at least the non technical ones).
Two lexicons are proposed: one for french and one for english mathematical
words. The second one is shorter (1000 entries instead of 2700), mostly
because english possesses less words (for obvious grammatical reasons),
but also for lack of expertise of the Author. Expectedly, mistakes are more
probable in the english lexicon than in the french one. Both contain usual
mathematicians names (not all ;-). See Contributions if you want to signal mistakes, make
additions or comments.
Nota bene : some spellings are questionable. That is always the problem
with new words; but there may also be various ways of writing the same word.
That is the case for "exotic" names, but also for british spelling versus
american spelling. So far the latter has been chosen. However an author
wishing to use the british spelling ought to edit the source file and make
the appropriate changes (rather than adding new words).
History : version 1.0
Latest update 2000-06-25
Author : Pascal Romon