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Old 28th December 2009, 01:23 AM
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gedit spell check broken [solved]

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.

UPDATE: solved. See below.

Last edited by FreedomFighter; 28th December 2009 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Problem solved
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Old 28th December 2009, 03:59 AM
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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:

which-2.19-5.fc12.i686
enchant-1.5.0-3.fc12.i686
libgnomeui-2.24.1-3.fc12.i686
libattr-2.4.44-1.fc12.i686
iso-codes-3.12-1.fc12.noarch
gedit-2.28.3-1.fc12.i686

with
aspell-0.60.6

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Old 28th December 2009, 10:28 AM
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I found the solution. There is something called hunspell. hunspell is what gedit uses rather than aspell.
Installing hunspell-en populates the /usr/share/myspell directory with *.dic and *.aff files. Once the files are there, gedit recognizes them, and the language list is no longer empty.
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Old 15th February 2012, 06:12 AM
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Re: gedit spell check broken

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Installing hunspell-en populates the /usr/share/myspell directory with *.dic and *.aff files. Once the files are there, gedit recognizes them, and the language list is no longer empty.
I'm not so familiar with installing/updating programs. Would you mind saying how you were able to install hunspell into gedit?
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