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I use gedit a lot.
However, when I upgrade or change my system, the dictionary containing words I have added disappears.
I would like to locate the user-created dictionary on Ubuntu and put it in a folder where it would get backed up with the rest. Then I would replace it in its location with a symbolic link to its new location.
The problem is that after much searching on gedit-list archives and posting to the list and googling and checking the man page and doing an aspell dump, I can't get an answer to my question:
Where can I find the gedit spell checker dictionary on Ubuntu.
Also, since I installed Ubuntu, gedit doesn't seem to really add the words to a user dic, since when I reopen the document and do an autocheck spelling, the same words are still underlined.
Could it be some kind of permission problem?
I am having the same problem. When I add a word to the dictionary, in straight text mode, the underline disappears. When I am finished editing I save the file and close gedit. The next time I open the file all my added words aren't there. It doesn't seem to be adding the words permanently to the dictionary. Is there a way to make changes permanent? I am using Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu 9.10. It would be so much quicker if I can make this happen.
I have solved the problem of saving added words. Instead of having my language English (basic) I switched it to English (United States), being that is where I live. But now my question is how do I make that my default language? Every time I start gedit I have to re-set my language, it defaults to English (basic). It's better than having to add words to the dictionary every time, but still is a bit of a hassle. Any ideas?
The gedit that I have is version 2.28.0 running on Linux Mint 8, if that helps.
For me, ~/.aspell* doesn't exist. It doesn't seem to have been created. By the way, if I haven't mentioned it already, I work in two languages, English and French, and switch regularly from one to the other.
Thanks, but like S. Chapelin I don't seem to have a hidden file or directory called .aspell* anywhere in my home directory. I found aspell and a perl script at /usr/bin. File names aspell and aspell-import (the perl)
Here is the first part of the script:
# aspell-import -- Perl script to import old dictionaries
# This file is part of The New Aspell
# Copyright (C) 2001-2002 by Kevin Atkinson under the GNU LGPL
# license version 2.0 or 2.1. You should have received a copy of the
# LGPL license along with this library if you did not you can find it
# at http://www.gnu.org/.
%abrv = qw( american en
It looks like american en is set default but I don't know perl all that well. Is there supposed to be a local version somewhere?
I have written both tips in a special directory I keep called 'info', where I put all the new things I learn.
I use Tomboy Notes for that purpose. It makes it easier to organize the information into "notebooks", hyperlinks are live, and one can use basic HTML/XML formatting on text. My joy will be complete when they figure out a way to embed images in the notes.
Incidentally, on my Ubuntu 10.04 system with Gedit 2.30.3, the personal dictionary files are located in ~/.config/enchant.
Last edited by Andrew4096; 12-14-2011 at 02:35 AM.
Reason: location of files on my machine