Questions tagged [spell-checking]

Questions about any program that has some spell-checking functionality in any language.

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How to correct Spanish orthographic spelling errors in file names

I am using Ubuntu Studio 20.04. I wonder if there is some app to automatically correct the "normal" Spanish language orthographic errors/mistakes in the file names of any folder in the hard ...
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Libreoffice: How to install Portuguese dictionaries after and before the Orthographic Agreement at the same time and select the one I want?

There's an Orthographic Agreement for the Portuguese (pt_PT) language but some places won't accept the new gramatical spelling and force me to write in the old way. Libreoffice has both dictionaries ...
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GEdit: spell check multiple languages — Is there a way?

I have migrated to Linux (Ubuntu) from Windows, where I used Notepad++ as text editor. One of the features I really miss is ability to spell-check multi-language documents. I mean, documents ...
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How to add new language to Languagetool?

I installed the LanguageTool extension to LibreOffice 5.1 and it worked perfectly, Now I want to add the Arabic language to it. I found this page but I have no idea how I can add it to the extension I ...
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How to automatic spelling correction in command line

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10. I wonder if there is some app, or some command to get automatic spelling correction when we use command line (Terminal session). Some idea?
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How to fix “no backend found for spell checking” in Kate editor settings?

I have installed Kate editor into my Ubuntu MATE 16.04.6 LTS system as simple as sudo apt-get install kate . In its Settings → Configure Kate, Editor Component, Editing, Spellcheck tab I see that it ...
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How do I spellcheck Arabic in Gedit?

How can I spellcheck text files that contain Arabic text? The answer in Adding languages to gedit spellchecker recommends installing a myspell dictionary, but no such dictionary seems to exist for ...
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aspell - Error No word lists can be found for the language

I am trying to use aspell to spell check a PDF file; I run the command: aspell -c file.pdf but I get the error: Errore: No word lists can be found for the language "it_IT". My file is written in ...
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Automatically switch between German and English spell checking

I type 70% in German language and 30% in English language. I want my webbrowser (and maybe other applications like thunderbird) to automatically switch between both languages when spell checking the ...
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LibreOffice spell check English-UK

Spell check will not work when set under UK, it works perfectly fine under USA, but the problem is some words such as "customis(z)ation" are spelt with a z and not a s. words will not be checked ...
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Is there a grammar checking tool for Ubuntu (not only for LibreOffice)?

I know this, let's assume to be a duplicate question and an answer was already posted here, but my question is entirely different. I want to know if there is a grammar (not only spell) checking tool (...
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Adding spelling dictionary to KDE applications

How can I add language dictionaries to KDE apps? So far they only support some variants of English. There are hints that Hunspell could be used, but according to dpkg -l 'hunspell*', hunspell itself ...
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Disabling or changing language for spell checking on Skype

Skype is drawing red lines under non-English words I type. How to disable it, or change the spell checking language? Apparently, the spell checker is not a part of Skype itself. Using Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Is there a Grammar checker for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have been looking to install spell checkers on LibreOffice but I could not find any stand alone Grammar checkers for LibreOffice. Does anyone know any Grammar checker, like Grammarly, for Ubuntu? ...
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British Spellcheck in LibreOffice? [duplicate]

How do I set LibreOffice to spellcheck in British English? When I set it to BE now, it doesn't spellcheck anything. I'm using the latest LibreOffice in Ubuntu 17.04.
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Adding Pharmacology Dictionary to Gedit

I write a lot of things that talk about medications and, as you can imagine, it is not the easiest thing in the world to spell. Unless my Google-Fu has failed me tremendously, I have not been able ...
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Is there a system-wide spell checker for Ubuntu?

I've read through several threads here but they don't answer the questions. There is absolutely no similarity between system language and a spell checker. On Windows, no such thing exists where if you'...
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Create configuration file for aspell

After install aspell I was looking for any configuration file ~$ aspell dump config # conf (string) # main configuration file # default: aspell.conf # conf-dir (string) # location of main ...
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Spell checker not working in Libre Office 5.2

Can anyone tell me how to get the spellchecker working in Libre Office 5.2? I would have thought that this was a basic installation!
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Grammar checker like aspell?

I have recently started to use the program 'aspell' to spell check latex documents. I was wondering if anyone knows of a similar program to check grammar? i.e. a command line based program which will ...
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What's Ubuntu's default terminal spell checker?

There's a program that comes with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by default which is run totally in the terminal and will spell check a text file. But I have trouble remembering what the program is called. What ...
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How can I merge two spell checker dictionaries?

I'm not a native English speaker, some words are remembered as English(UK), most of the words are remembered as English(US) Sometimes I feel very much annoying "favourite" and "favorite are counted ...
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How do I fix the global abiword spellcheck language?

I have Ubuntu 16.10 with abiword (3.0) installed. It seems to have a global default spell check language of UK English (keeps trying to correct "behavior" to "behaviour"). How do I switch this to US ...
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Spelling correction which feels like flying

Here is a screen shot of a typo: The cursor is at the "..." position. My dream: I press a magic keyboard short-cut and the spelling correction takes its best guess at correcting the typo. How to ...
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Checking filenames and folders for spelling mistakes

Is there is a way to check the spelling of multiple filenames and folder names with one app or command? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
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What package do I need to install to have spell-checking work in Gitbook Editor?

I installed Gitbook Editor. The screenshots show that Gitbook Editor has spell-checking support on Linux. I checked the settings to enable spell-checking but I still don't have spell-checking ...
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Change Unity's spell check language

I am using English(US) as "display language for menus and messages" and for keyboard (easier for typing and getting help online). However I would like the system wide spell checking to be French ...
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Where are words stored when using the “Add word to dictionary” feature within a text editor?

I would like to create a backup of my personal dictionary. Where are words stored that I added via "Add word to dictionary"? Below example shows Ghostwriter.
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Libreoffice 5 problem

I have a problem with the Greek language in LibreOffice, it doesn't underline the misspelled words. I have already downloaded applications, dictionary for Greek and English but the problem still ...
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How to get a Japanese spell-checker?

For all the other languages I have installed, a spell-checker is also installed for my various applications, most importantly probably Firefox. The spell-checkers usually come with the language packs, ...
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How to install gtkspell spell-check on Ubuntu 16.04?

What package do I need to install to meet the gtkspell spell-check dependency in Zim Wiki? orschiro@x230:~$ dpkg -l | grep gtkspell # grep deb package ii libgtkspell-dev ...
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How to get LibreOffice Writer to use “English (UK)” spell check?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, I installed all that was necessary according to the gnome-control-center for the English (UK) language pack, but yet still if I go into the LibreOffice ...
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Sync list of custom words in spell checker

Is there a way to sync the list of custom words I added to the spell checking dictionary of firefox? I would like to sync this list to a different pc. It would be even better if I could sync this to ...
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Spelling correction like swift/swype

I like typing and type with ten fingers since 20 years. Sometimes I make mistakes or don't know the correct spelling of a word. I like the swype-app in android phones. I am very fast although I use ...
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Why does the Slack app think I'm British?

Firefox has stopped insisting that there's a "u" in "neighbour", though it periodically reverts to thinking I'm British. But the Slack app can't be told otherwise. Is there some kind of system-wide ...
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How to set two language spell check in the OS

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know how I can add another spell check. My default language is English and I would like to have spell check also for Italian. Any suggestion? I'm ...
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What packages are needed for German spell-check support in LO Writer 5.0.4.2?

I installed LibreOffice Writer 5.0.4.2 along with the following packages: hunspell-de-de myspell-de-de aspell-de They all do not, however, provide me with German spell check support. What other ...
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Why doesn't Libre Office Writer 5 correctly check spelling?

I have recently noticed that in Libre Office Writer 5 (that I installed from here), no matter what I type, I don't get the red underlining (or any underlining) for words that do not exist. This does ...
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Does Hunspell dictionaries work in Pycharm and others Jetbrains products?

I'm using Pycharm to develop projects both in French and English, my whole system is en_US.UTF-8-based so does my Pycharm. After skimming the Pycharm doc on spell-checking I added the hunspell ...
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Gedit “Highlight Misspelled Words” enabled by default

I'm using gedit 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Spell checker enabled. At the moment, I have to enable the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option every time I open a file, even if it is the same file....
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Is there a way to get Firefox language to stay on my choice?

Periodically, I get a spell check underline that indicates I misspelled a word. Usually, it is something I can spell like "color". When I check the language, it often shows "English UK", "English ...
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How to change the default language for spell check in all text boxes system-wide?

I have a similar problem to this, but my language is already installed. In every text field I begin typing (not only LibreOffice), I need to change it back to my own language, or just disable it at ...
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Can I get an Oxford English spellchecking dictionary?

I quite like Oxford spelling. This is British/International English spelling, but preferring -ize endings to -ise. It has the language tag en-GB-oed. Is this supported by the spellchecker in Ubuntu?
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How to teach Ubuntu 15.04 Russian spelling system the ё letter?

I have just installed a clean Ubuntu 15.04 system and was very disappointed it highlights all the words including the ё (yo) letter as wrong and suggests replacing мёд (myod: honey) with мед (medical),...
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Add Spellcheck Dictionary to Abiword 3.0

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-...
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Spellcheck an HTML file in the terminal

I have been trying to find a way to spellcheck my HTML file's content in Sublime for quality control. I have referenced several articles referring to aspell but after installation and trying to run ...
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Change spell check language in WPS Office

I use latest version for Linux (Alpha16 Patch3). According to official guide: Installation 1) (from web) Download The Spellcheck Zip Install Package, e.g.: en-US.zip 2) (from WPS) Review --> Set ...
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Better spell Checker (german language)

Most spell checkers are very simple. They check if the word is a valid word. I want a better spell checkers for the german language which can check the sentence, not just each single word. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + LibreOffice 4.2 spell-checker dictionaries don't come up

I want to use 3 spell-checkers in LibreOffice 4.2: English (en-gb) German (de-de) French (fr-fr) My Ubuntu and LibreOffice standard language is English (UK). The Extention Manager in LibreOffice ...
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How can I change the color of gedit's spell checking underline?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 today, and in its version of gedit (3.10.4), the spell-checking plugin highlights misspelled words in light grey. Is there a way to change it back to red? I poked around the ...