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Old 10-19-2006, 04:03 AM   #1
ihatethedekoys
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Gtkspell apps don't work


Applications that use gtkspell for spellchecking (gaim and xchat) don't have the gtkspell functionality.

I've compiled gaim from source, and it locates gtkspell and compiles with it and everything. I have the option for it to highlight misspelled words, but it doesn't. The same with XChat.

Do I have to set locale, or choose a dictionary or something before it will work correctly, or what?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:38 AM   #2
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nobody can help?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 03:48 AM   #3
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So, I figured it out, just thought I would come back and post what I did in case anyone searches with the same problem and finds this thread.

I didn't have any Aspell dictionaries installed, so gtkspell was working fine, but when it called aspell to check the spelling, it came back blank.

So I went to ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict and downloaded the English dictionary, decompressed it, configured it and now everything works fine.

I also fooled around with my locale settings, using both "export LC_AL=en_US" but it wouldn't stick, so I actually edited /etc/default/locale to make en_US my default language.

So, I figured it out, hope anyone that has the same problem does too.
 
  


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