Open up TextEdit. If not presented with an “Open…” dialog, select “Open File…” from the “File” menu or press
⌘O (an oh, not a zero). Press
⇧⌘G then copy
~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary and paste that text into the location panel; click "Go" or press enter, then press enter again or click "Open". You should be presented with a series of “learned words”, one per line.
Edit to your satisfaction. I took an opportunity to add many of my project names; all odd-looking nouns like
korcu… When done, save the file if needed, and close.
Open up your
Terminal.app. (Via Spotlight is easiest, or you'll find it in
/Applications/Utilities via Finder.) Enter the following and press return:
ps x | grep Spell
You should see something similar to the following on your screen, don't worry if yours is missing the
53535 ?? S 0:02.68 /System/Library/Services/AppleSpell.service/Contents/MacOS/AppleSpell
70766 s002 R+ 0:00.00 grep --colour Spell
The first number on the line containing the reference to
AppleSpell.service from your own output you'll need to remember for the next command:
kill -HUP 53535
53535 with your own number. This instructs the "spelling service" to "hang up" and reload its configuration and data files, making the changes you made to the data file effective.