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 spell-checking isn't working.

I checked different forums, but didn't find a straightforward solution. I downloaded the ispell "hash" files (+encoding file) for French and German. But now I don't know where (in which folder location) to put them or how to use or properly install them. The location info from this help page doesn't seem to correspond anymore (http://www.abisource.com/help/en-US/info/infospelling.html)

But maybe that's also not the way to go and I can achieve spell-checking of these languages in a different way. How could this be solved?


Open Language Support (in Menu -> Preferences), and install those languages you want to be available. The files you install that way will include dictionaries for spell checking.

  • Language Support? Where? In Abiword? There is no menu for that. – A.B. May 16 '15 at 13:25
  • @A.B.: It's not in Abiword. I'm not a Lubuntu user, but I think it is under "System settings" or something like that. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson May 16 '15 at 13:27
  • Why do you answer if you do not know it? – A.B. May 16 '15 at 13:28
  • @A.B.: The answer is correct. Even if I'm not able to provide the detailed guidance as regards the menu structure, it may well be sufficient for a Lubuntu user. Otherwise someone else can fill in, right? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson May 16 '15 at 13:32
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    It is located in Menu->Preferences->Language Support. – Rex May 16 '15 at 15:40

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