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

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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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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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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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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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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 enable Skype spell checking?

Is there a way to have spell checking enabled in Skype?
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Can't change libreoffice spell-check language

My system language is German but my text in libreoffice writer gets all underlined because the spell chechking language is set to English USA. Neither can I change it to German there which is also ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I contribute to the LibreOffice dictionary?

I always add words to my LibreOffice dictionary (standard.dic), but I would love to make those words available to other users by contributing to the project's dictionaries. Is there a way LibreOffice ...
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Missing dictionaries for spell-checking with kate and kile

Spell-checking works in Kate and Kile, but only for English texts. It is not possible to select another language and dictionary. The selection of the dict is available for Kate/Kile at: Settings -> ...
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Remove languages in translations?

I use spell-checker for 4 languages, en, de, fr, and lb. If I enable Spellchecking and writing aids for en, de or fr in System -> Administration -> Language Support there will be multiple ...
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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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11.10 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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Where can I suggest spell check improvements?

I've been surprised by some of the words that applications in Ubuntu think deserve a red underline. How can I contribute to Ubuntu to by improving the spell checking in its applications?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Turn off spellcheck for cyrillic input in Empathy

I have spell check enabled for the english keyboard, but when I use serbian cyrillic keyboard, I want that feature turned off, because then all the words get underlined like i spelled them wrong How ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I add spellcheck to a TextView object in my Quickly app?

Specifically for a Quickly app, using Gtk3: How do you import GtkSpell in python? How do you set it up to spell-check a TextView object? (If there's an alternative to GtkSpell, do tell.)
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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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What spelling dictionaries does Ubuntu use?

Do all applications use the same dictionary for spell checking? If not, which applications use which dictionaries in a typical desktop installation, or where can I find out?
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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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How can I enable spell checking in Gnote?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I'm pretty sure the version of Gnote that came with Ubuntu 11.10 supported spell checking. However, spell checking does not appear to work in the ...
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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 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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How can I get hunspell to use Australian English?

I use a few programs that do spellchecking via hunspell, but they seem to check against US English. It'd be beaut if they'd use Australian English (maaaaybe UK English if there's Buckley's of Strine). ...
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Open spelling correction dialog by keyboard shortcut instead of right click

Say I go into a browser (chrome) or a chat window (empathy) and type "calandar", an obvious misspelling of the word calendar. The word is underlined with red squiggles and I want to auto correct this ...
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Choose Languages for Spellcheck

I speak a number of languages and switch between them all the time. The user interface usually stays set to English and I switch the spell-check to the appropriate language. To this end, I went to "...
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Microsoft Office 2007 in Wine will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese

I'm using Microsoft Office 2007 installed with PlayOnLinux (Wine), it's working all fine, except that it will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese (Brazil). The spelling check in English ...
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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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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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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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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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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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Spell check and locale

I have too many languages in my spell checker and I would like to clean up. When I say spell checker, I mean the spell checker in Firefox, but also other applications like Tomboy. The thing is, I ...
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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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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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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 ...