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 -> Configure Kate/Kile... -> Editor Component -> Editing
The Editing Options contains a tab named "Spellcheck". At the top is a drop down menu named "Default language". The menu is nearly empty. It contains two entries one blank and ellipse "()".
Starting Kate from the command line shows many messages: Enchant dict for "en"
Selecting the "()" as default language exchanges the "en" with "en_ZA".
I installed systemsettings from KDE (I am using ubuntu-desktop/unity). Selecting Locale -> Spell Checker contains the same drop down menu as it is available from Kate and Kile.
I suppose that the problem was introduced during one many upgrades in the past. I installed the system some years ago ...
Any ideas how I get a German language and dictionary?
Using gedit the German dict is selectable.
These are my installed dictionaries/language packages:
ii aspell-de 20120607-1 all German dictionary for aspell ii hunspell-de-de 20120607-1 all German dictionary for hunspell ii hyphen-de 1:3.3.0-2ubuntu3 all German hyphenation patterns for LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org ii kde-l10n-de 4:4.11.5-0ubuntu0.1 all German (de) localization for KDE ii language-pack-de 1:13.10+20131012 all translation updates for language German ii language-pack-gnome-de 1:13.10+20131012 all GNOME translation updates for language German
System is an up-to-date Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 64-bit. I am still facing this problem after update to 14.04 Trusty. This is still true on 14.10 Utopic.
Any ideas about how to get the German dictionary into Kate?