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
There is a section of the TeXWorks manual in which there is the reference to a guide on how to use dictionaries.
The link it refers to is this, so you should place your personal dictionaries in the folder /usr/share/myspell/dicts.
One easy way to add them is to install them.
I suppose that if you use LibreOffice then they are installed by default.
If not, you can simply install the packages named
myspell-XX, where XX stands for your language.
You can easily find them with apt-get and auto-completion or via Synaptic.
In case you already have LibreOffice installed, the
en_US.dic files are already on your system in the
/usr/share/hunspell folder. In this case, just symlink these two files into
/usr/share/myspell/dicts and you are done:
sudo ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/en_US.dic /usr/share/myspell/dicts/ sudo ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/en_US.aff /usr/share/myspell/dicts/
You can do so for all dictionaries you find in
Restart Texworks afterwards.
You can see Texworks > Edit > Spelling > Unites-States now. Click it.
Also change Texworks > Edit > Preferences > Editor > spell-check-language > English-United-States.
You are done after restarting.
You might have hunspell dictionaries in the language you need already installed. Look for them in the folder
/usr/share/hunspell and maybe you don't have to install a thing.