Windows 8.1 has nice feature that autocorrect mistyped words in all applications. Is it possible to implement that function in Ubuntu?
Ubuntu uses a package called
aspell to indicate the mistyped but it doesn't provide autocorrect.
aspell is a utility program that connects to the Aspell library so that it can function as an ispell -a replacement, as an independent spell checker, as a test utility to test out Aspell library features, and as a utility for managing dictionaries used by the library.
The Aspell library contains an interface allowing other programs direct access to its functions and therefore reducing the complex task of spell checking to simple library calls. The default library does not contain dictionary word lists. To add language dictionaries
But you have to notice that some apps are using aspell common dictionary such as Evolution, Abiword .... While some others use their own dictionary, such as LibreOffice, which uses
libreoffice-l10n-[language code] and
language-support-writing-[language code] packages.
To install a language dictionary
sudo apt-get install aspell-[lan code]
For example to install Spanish dictionary
sudo apt-get install aspell-es