Questions about any program that has some spell-checking functionality in any language.

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How to add a genitive phrase to Vim spellchecker?

How can I make Vim's internal spellchecker ignore the genitive form of phrases added to a spellfile? For example, how can I make the spellchecker ignore "Nicolai's" when "Nicolai" has already been ...
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Missing dictionaries for spell-checking with kate and kile

Spell-checking works in Kate and Kile, but only for English texts. It is not possible to select another language and dictionary. The selection of the dict is available for Kate/Kile at: Settings -> ...
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Should the spell-checher work with LibreOffice Base

I have been trying to set up a set of simple databases for various projects, that require large text entries. I wanted some thing quick and "lite" so tried Glom but could not find any way of ...
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Speller in gedit won't change words

I'm using gedit and the speller actually highlight the misspelled words. But when I right-click the word and choose the correct word it won't change. Also I can't choose to add a new word.
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Spell-Check in Quassel Ubuntu 13.04

I'm having following problem: Today my spell check in quassel stopped working for no apparent reason. All necessary "aspell" packages are installed, as far as I can tell, and I am using the the ...
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Cannot add languages to Spellcheck in TeXWorks

I use TeXWorks to edit my LaTeX files. Under spellcheck, the only options that I have are UK English and South African English, and I would like to install more languages. In /usr/share/myspell/dicts ...
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Where can I suggest spell check improvements?

I've been surprised by some of the words that applications in Ubuntu think deserve a red underline. How can I contribute to Ubuntu to by improving the spell checking in its applications?
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Spell check and locale

I have too many languages in my spell checker and I would like to clean up. When I say spell checker, I mean the spell checker in Firefox, but also other applications like Tomboy. The thing is, I ...
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How can I enable spell checking in Gnote?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I'm pretty sure the version of Gnote that came with Ubuntu 11.10 supported spell checking. However, spell checking does not appear to work in the ...
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Can't change libreoffice spell-check language

My system language is German but my text in libreoffice writer gets all underlined because the spell chechking language is set to English USA. Neither can I change it to German there which is also ...
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Scribus has no Spell check

There is no spell check in Scribus 1.4.0 and 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. Also tried installing aspell still no spell check. It does not appear at the end of the item menu. How do you get Scribus to ...
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Incorrect spell check results

Firefox and Gedit (at least) are checking spelling wrongly. Which package should I file a bug against? For some time I've had issues with spell checking in Firefox. I hadn't bothered with them since ...
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How enable Skype spell checking?

Is there a way to have spell checking enabled in Skype?
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Empathy spell check Portuguese [closed]

The spell checker for Portuguese in Empathy doesn't work. When I mark Portuguese, Empathy unmarks it. Can someone solve this problem?
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How do I add spellcheck to a TextView object in my Quickly app?

Specifically for a Quickly app, using Gtk3: How do you import GtkSpell in python? How do you set it up to spell-check a TextView object? (If there's an alternative to GtkSpell, do tell.)
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What spelling dictionaries does Ubuntu use?

Do all applications use the same dictionary for spell checking? If not, which applications use which dictionaries in a typical desktop installation, or where can I find out?
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Turn off spellcheck for cyrillic input in Empathy

I have spell check enabled for the english keyboard, but when I use serbian cyrillic keyboard, I want that feature turned off, because then all the words get underlined like i spelled them wrong How ...
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Disable spell checker in Pidgin

How can I disable spell checker in Pidgin? Any idea? I searched on the web, but didn't find anything.
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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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How to use the Chromium Spellchecker with other languages than English

I would like to know how to select other languages than English when using the chromium spell checker. When I right click the text-boxes and select other language (e.g. Portuguese), English remains ...
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Open spelling correction dialog by keyboard shortcut instead of right click

Say I go into a browser (chrome) or a chat window (empathy) and type "calandar", an obvious misspelling of the word calendar. The word is underlined with red squiggles and I want to auto correct this ...
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Running an application ON or UNDER Ubuntu? [closed]

What is the right expression? example 1: This shows Thunderbird on Ubuntu. This shows Thunderbird under Ubuntu. example 2: I run Octave on Ubuntu. I run Octave under Ubuntu. Is there a ...
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How can I contribute to the LibreOffice dictionary?

I always add words to my LibreOffice dictionary (standard.dic), but I would love to make those words available to other users by contributing to the project's dictionaries. Is there a way LibreOffice ...
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How to install a LibreOffice Dictionary (Spelling Check, Thesaurus…)

What are the steps to install the Spelling Check and other language supports for LibreOffice. For example spanish, french, italian, etc..
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Spellcheck for pdf file

Is there any utility or command on Ubuntu for checking spelling errors in a pdf file? or how can I integrate spellcheck in evince(1)? Please let me know.
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Spellchecker for Linux with Latex support and export option?

i'm looking for a command-line spellchecker with Latex input support and an option for exporting a report with all the problems it found in the file. ispell is interactive and doesn't export a report, ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 in Wine will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese

I'm using Microsoft Office 2007 installed with PlayOnLinux (Wine), it's working all fine, except that it will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese (Brazil). The spelling check in English ...
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Getting error with spell check in nano

I am getting the following error while doing spell check in nano editor. Please help to resolve this. Spell checking failed: Error invoking "spell": Bad file descriptot
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Remove languages in translations?

I use spell-checker for 4 languages, en, de, fr, and lb. If I enable Spellchecking and writing aids for en, de or fr in System -> Administration -> Language Support there will be multiple ...
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Error while installing spellchecker for LibreOffice

When I run this command: sudo apt-get install aspell aspell-en dictionaries-common hunspell-en-us myspell-en-us I get the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Can't get spellcheck to work in any program?

I have noticed that spellcheck will work with any program on Ubuntu. For some reason, this stopped working when I purged OpenOffice and replaced it with LibreOffice. I am guessing that I failed to ...
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How to remove all that country-specific dictionaries (like En_AU, En_CA, de_CH, etc)?

After I've installed some language packs and spell checking dictionaries (I'd like to use with Firefox and OpenOffice) I've got tons of language variations installed. This makes very inconvenient to ...