Excalibur is a freeware spelling checker for the Macintosh
also LaTeX aware.
- Excalibur will offer suggestions for how to correct a word.
- Excalibur can spell check the clipboard. This makes
it a good
spelling checker for any text based application such as Alpha or
- Excalibur also works with Eudora, BBEdit, MT NewsWatcher,
ClarisWorks, WordPerfect, and any other program that supports Word
- You can teach it about new LaTeX commands and environments
- You can create your own dictionaries.
- Works on any plain TEXT file. (type TEXT)
- Works on formatted files via Word Services.
- You will need System 7.1 or higher, a Power Macintosh,
Appearance Manager to run Excalibur.
Version 2.6 of Excalibur is still available too.
It will run on
System 6.0.5 or greater, and it will run on any Macintosh since the
- There is balloon help.
- The "Standard Dictionary" (American English)
Excalibur has over 161,000 words.
- Dictionaries for atomic elements, British English,
Dutch (both old and new spellings), French, German, HTML, Italian,
life sciences, Manx Gaelic, medical terms, Norwegian, Portuguese,
Spanish, and Swedish. You can get these from
- If you're not a LaTeX user, you can get a copy of
the manual in
PostScript, HTML or Acrobat Reader (PDF) format from
There is also an on-line HTML version of the manual.
You can also get to the on-line version of the manual
Excalibur's Help menu.
- If you want to receive mail notifying you when the
next version of
Excalibur will be available, let me know. I will add you to my
mailing list. Send mail to <email@example.com> and please
include a valid e-mail address.
You can also learn about current Excalibur versions
by visiting the
Excalibur home page:
Bugs fixed in version 3.0.1:
- Fixed a warning message about Appearance not being
- Fixed a URL parsing bug.
- Fixed a bug that caused possible data corruption if
you saved while
- Fixed problem with the About Box not appearing properly
- Did some performance tuning.
This page was created using TextToHTML. TextToHTML is a free software for Macintosh and is (c) 1995,1996 by Kris Coppieters