This question is actually part of Virtaal check spell feature not working. How could I install gtkspell and resolve this error:

ERROR:root:Failed to load plugin "spellchecker"
No module named gtkspell
Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtaal/controllers/plugincontroller.py", line 109, in    enable_plugin
        self.plugins[name] = plugin_class(name, self.controller)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtaal/plugins/spellchecker.py", line 69, in __init__
        import gtkspell
ImportError: No module named gtkspell

I have downloaded source from here http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net compiled and installed it, but doesn't seem to help.


The module was renamed gtkspellcheck since Ubuntu Xenial. The API has changed too. See the new API here: Python GTK Spellchecker (readthedocs.io).

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