Originally Posted by FreedomFighter
I am trying to check spelling in a text document, but gedit (v. 2.28.0) reports every word as incorrect. When I check the "autospell" option, it highlights the entire document. When I try to set the language, the language list is empty. I do have aspell and aspell-en installed, but gedit seems to ignore them. aspell works fine from the command line. The SpellChecker plugin is installed. Anyone has an idea what might be missing? Some env variable is not set correctly? Any other leads? (I am on Fedora 12).
I wouldn't be asking, but I'm tuning this up for someone who isn't command-line-knowledgeable.
Many complaints about this on the net, usually wrong lang-en- version (since 2004)
I don't have the aspell or plugin installed but you can try updating to these: