Since I now write my papers in Quarto using Rstudio, I need German spellchecking. I installed additional dictionaries as outlined here - everything is where it should be (i.e. in
~/.config/rstudio/dictionaries/languages-system/, I use a MacBook).
Additionally, I set up a custom dictionary with words specific for my fields of research and purposes.
However, I get a lot of misspelling indications, particularly (if not exclusively?) for words containing umlaute like ä - ü - ö. Even very common words are not recognised. Sometimes strange replacements are suggested, i.e. häufig -> hÃ¤ufig. To me this indicates some sort problem related to formatting of characters in the dictionaries.
Has anyone a solution for this problem or experienced something similar?