Questions tagged [spell-checking]

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

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I want to install an English language pack in Libreoffice

I run Ubuntu, updated and just re-installed Libreoffice but it has only Spanish languages
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Can't get spell check to work on LibreOffice ver. 7.3.5.2

We are running ver. 20.04 LTS with LibreOffice ver. 7.3.5.2 and we can not get spellcheck to work in Writer. It capitalizes the first word after a period ok but that's it. We had no problems with ...
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Spell checker and Mozilla Inspector open on their own when typing quickly

Issue: My typing is randomly interrupted by either the Spellchecker or the Inspector. The Spellchecker interrupts me if I'm using any word processor, including Libreoffice, Openoffice, Google Docs, ...
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Norwegian user interface in libreoffice

For one year I have used LibreOffice with an English user interface and no working Norwegian spell checking in ubuntu 20.04. The spell checking works when I set the language to English. To day I ...
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Geary - spell cheks with other language

This is my first question to the community so be kind with me if not properly presented :-) New to Linux (20.04 installed), I am testing various e-mail clients. I really like Geary, but there is an ...
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Vietnamese spell check

Spell check in Ubuntu doesn't work for Vietnamese tone marks. The spell check for 'có' is not the same as the spell check for 'có'. The first (typed with Ubuntu) has this unicode: 111 006F o ...
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Scribus 1.5.5 shows only English (US) spell checker

From Scribus 1.4.2 on, Scribus should find previously installed dictionaries while installing and be able to use them. With version 1.5.5 from the repository this doesn't seem to work. Although ...
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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 LibreOffice on 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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