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

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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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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 ...
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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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How enable Skype spell checking?

Is there a way to have spell checking enabled in Skype?
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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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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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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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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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Mozilla Thunderbird spellcheck has too many listed languages

When I write an email in Mozilla, the spellcheck shows: 21 entries for Spanish (Cuba, Ecuador, Spain ...) 3 entries for English (Australia, UK, US) 4 entries for French (modern, classic, reform, ...
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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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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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Spelling correction like swift/swype

I like typing and type with ten fingers since 20 years. Sometimes I make mistakes or don't know the correct spelling of a word. I like the swype-app in android phones. I am very fast although I use ...
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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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How to set default spellchecker on Pidgin?

I'm using Pidgin and I'm using en_US as default Ubuntu language . But I want to use pt_PT as default spellchecker on Pidgin. How I do that?
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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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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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gedit highlight misspelled words for every document by default

Every time I open documents and for every new documents I have to re-enable the spell-checker in gedit. How can I toggle it to always be on for every document?
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How can I get hunspell to use Australian English?

I use a few programs that do spellchecking via hunspell, but they seem to check against US English. It'd be beaut if they'd use Australian English (maaaaybe UK English if there's Buckley's of Strine). ...
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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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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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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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Gedit “Highlight Misspelled Words” enabled by default

I'm using gedit 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Spell checker enabled. At the moment, I have to enable the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option every time I open a file, even if it is the same ...
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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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Why doesn't Libre Office Writer 5 correctly check spelling?

I have recently noticed that in Libre Office Writer 5 (that I installed from here), no matter what I type, I don't get the red underlining (or any underlining) for words that do not exist. This does ...
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Change spell check language in WPS Office

I use latest version for Linux (Alpha16 Patch3). According to official guide: Installation 1) (from web) Download The Spellcheck Zip Install Package, e.g.: en-US.zip 2) (from WPS) Review --> Set ...
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Why does the Slack app think I'm British?

Firefox has stopped insisting that there's a "u" in "neighbour", though it periodically reverts to thinking I'm British. But the Slack app can't be told otherwise. Is there some kind of system-wide ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + LibreOffice 4.2 spell-checker dictionaries don't come up

I want to use 3 spell-checkers in LibreOffice 4.2: English (en-gb) German (de-de) French (fr-fr) My Ubuntu and LibreOffice standard language is English (UK). The Extention Manager in LibreOffice ...
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Choose Languages for Spellcheck

I speak a number of languages and switch between them all the time. The user interface usually stays set to English and I switch the spell-check to the appropriate language. To this end, I went to ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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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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Can I get an Oxford English spellchecking dictionary?

I quite like Oxford spelling. This is British/International English spelling, but preferring -ize endings to -ise. It has the language tag en-GB-oed. Is this supported by the spellchecker in Ubuntu?
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KDE spellchecker dropdown is empty

i run Ubuntu 14.04, installed packages are kile, aspell-de and aspell-en, the problem is that the dropdowns for dictionaries are empty (or show "()"). Changing the spellchecker language in ...
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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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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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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 teach Ubuntu 15.04 Russian spelling system the ё letter?

I have just installed a clean Ubuntu 15.04 system and was very disappointed it highlights all the words including the ё (yo) letter as wrong and suggests replacing мёд (myod: honey) with мед ...
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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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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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How to change the default language for spell check in all text boxes system-wide?

I have a similar problem to this, but my language is already installed. In every text field I begin typing (not only LibreOffice), I need to change it back to my own language, or just disable it at ...
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How can I change the color of gedit's spell checking underline?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 today, and in its version of gedit (3.10.4), the spell-checking plugin highlights misspelled words in light grey. Is there a way to change it back to red? I poked around the ...
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Upgrade lost all added word to spell checker dictionary all applications

Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on two computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One is a System 76 the other is an Apple min mac. Problem: In all application that have spell check turned on, ...
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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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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 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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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 to set two language spell check in the OS

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know how I can add another spell check. My default language is English and I would like to have spell check also for Italian. Any suggestion? I'm ...
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What packages are needed for German spell-check support in LO Writer 5.0.4.2?

I installed LibreOffice Writer 5.0.4.2 along with the following packages: hunspell-de-de myspell-de-de aspell-de They all do not, however, provide me with German spell check support. What other ...
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Add Spellcheck Dictionary to Abiword 3.0

I am working on Lubuntu 14.04 with Abiword 3.0.0 and with the pre-installed version only the spell-check for English came along. I can switch to other languages within the program, but then the ...