Questions tagged [spell-checking]

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

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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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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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How to change the color of the underline of misspelled words in gedit

In gedit, the plugin Spell Checker underlines misspelled words. I would like to change the color of the underline. Is it possible? The red is almost not visible with dark color schemes. I am basically ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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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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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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spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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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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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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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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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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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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gedit highlight misspelled words for every document by default

Every time I open documents and for every new documents I have to re-enable the spell-checker in gedit. How can I toggle it to always be on for every document?
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Speller in gedit won't change words

I'm using gedit and the speller actually highlight the misspelled words. But when I right-click the word and choose the correct word it won't change. Also I can't choose to add a new word.
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How to remove all that country-specific dictionaries (like En_AU, En_CA, de_CH, etc)?

After I've installed some language packs and spell checking dictionaries (I'd like to use with Firefox and OpenOffice) I've got tons of language variations installed. This makes very inconvenient to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Spellcheck for pdf files

Is there any utility or command on Ubuntu for checking spelling errors in a pdf file? Or a way to integrate spellcheck in Evince?
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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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How to install a LibreOffice Language Tools (Spelling Check, Thesaurus…)

What are the steps to install the Spelling Check and other language supports for LibreOffice. For example spanish, french, italian, etc..
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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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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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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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Mozilla Thunderbird spellcheck has too many listed languages [duplicate]

When I write an email in Mozilla, the spellcheck shows: 21 entries for Spanish (Cuba, Ecuador, Spain ...) 3 entries for English (Australia, UK, US) 4 entries for French (modern, classic, reform, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable spell checker in Pidgin

How can I disable spell checker in Pidgin? Any idea? I searched on the web, but didn't find anything.
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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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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 to set new spellchecker language in Pidgin?

I'm using Pidgin and I'm using en_US as default Ubuntu language . But I want to use pt_PT as default spellchecker on Pidgin. How I do that?
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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 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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Getting error with spell check in nano

I am getting the following error while doing spell check in nano editor. Please help to resolve this. Spell checking failed: Error invoking "spell": Bad file descriptot
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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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Can't get spellcheck to work in any program?

I have noticed that spellcheck will work with any program on Ubuntu. For some reason, this stopped working when I purged OpenOffice and replaced it with LibreOffice. I am guessing that I failed to ...
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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.