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Old 03-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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Question Managing spelling checker languages in Fedora 12


I'm often switching between the following three languages to check spelling in evolution, firefox and gnote:
  • English / United States
  • Dutch / Netherlands
  • Croatian / Croatia

The problem is that the language list is huge, what makes switching between the languages difficult. There are more than 20 types of English spelling and 3 Duch spellings (see the screen-shot).

I would like to configure this language list, so that only the relevant languages are displayed.
Can someone please show me how to do that?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Firstly, it appears you can select more than one language at once in Evolution, so you shouldn't have to keep changing.
Secondly, try Add/Remove software from the System > Administration menu.
Search for aspell and uninstall the language packs you don't want.
You could also do the same for hunspell (depending if it's installed)
 
Old 04-03-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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smoker: thank you for the reply.

Although it is possible, in Evolution I prefer to work with one language at the time. That way I can't accidentally mix the languages.

I tried removing software packages, but there are only three dictionaries installed:
Code:
[root@nc6000 boris]# yum list *spell*
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: mirrors.nl.eu.kernel.org
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.andreas-mueller.com
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.andreas-mueller.com
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.andreas-mueller.com
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.andreas-mueller.com
 * updates: ftp.stw-bonn.de
Installed Packages
gtkspell.i686                  2.0.16-1.fc12          @updates                                 
hunspell.i686                  1.2.8-14.fc12          @updates                                 
hunspell-en.noarch             0.20090216-7.fc12      @anaconda-InstallationRepo-200911081854.i386
hunspell-hr.noarch             1:0.20040608-4.fc12    @fedora                                  
hunspell-nl.noarch             1.10-1.fc12            @fedora                                  
Available Packages

...
Besides that removing hunspell-en will remove all English dictionaries, it also wants to remove all of the OpenOffice applications (as shown below).
Code:
[root@nc6000 boris]# yum remove hunspell-en
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package hunspell-en.noarch 0:0.20090216-7.fc12 set to be erased
--> Processing Dependency: hunspell-en for package: 1:openoffice.org-core-3.1.1-19.28.fc12.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package openoffice.org-core.i686 1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 set to be erased

...

Dependencies Resolved

===============================================================================================
 Package                         Arch   Version            Repository                     Size
===============================================================================================
Removing:
 hunspell-en                     noarch 0.20090216-7.fc12  @anaconda-InstallationRepo-200911081854.i386
                                                                                         1.6 M
Removing for dependencies:
 openoffice.org-brand            i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      1.3 M
 openoffice.org-calc             i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       61 k
 openoffice.org-calc-core        i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       20 M
 openoffice.org-core             i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      209 M
 openoffice.org-draw             i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       39 k
 openoffice.org-draw-core        i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      3.0 M
 openoffice.org-graphicfilter    i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      565 k
 openoffice.org-impress          i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       58 k
 openoffice.org-impress-core     i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      3.8 M
 openoffice.org-langpack-en      i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      0.0  
 openoffice.org-langpack-nl      i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       35 M
 openoffice.org-math             i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       23 k
 openoffice.org-math-core        i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      3.8 M
 openoffice.org-pdfimport        i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      3.5 M
 openoffice.org-presenter-screen i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      3.6 M
 openoffice.org-writer           i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       73 k
 openoffice.org-writer-core      i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                       16 M
 openoffice.org-xsltfilter       i686   1:3.1.1-19.28.fc12 @updates                      1.9 M

Transaction Summary
===============================================================================================
Remove       19 Package(s)
Reinstall     0 Package(s)
Downgrade     0 Package(s)

Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command
Complete!
[root@nc6000 boris]#
There must be some script/file, somewhere on my system, that defines what is displayed in the "Languages" drop-down menu. I need to know where, so I can try to edit the menu.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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Hmm,seems silly.

Here's a link to the document relating to Evolution I found -
http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ#...ng_not_work.3F

Now without worrying too much about the details, it appears that "The GConf key /GNOME/Spell/language should contain a space-separated list of the languages you have enabled" so if you have gconf-editor installed or can install it you may be able to affect the available languages that way.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 07:42 AM   #5
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Now without worrying too much about the details, it appears that "The GConf key /GNOME/Spell/language should contain a space-separated list of the languages you have enabled" so if you have gconf-editor installed or can install it you may be able to affect the available languages that way.
I tried this, but I was not able to find any gconf keys that contain language list.

However, I just learned that /usr/share/myspell is the place of dictionaries.

By deleting the unnecessary languages, at least for gnote and thunderbird, the dictionary list is reduced. Now I can easily chose between the three dictionaries that I frequently use:

* English (en_US)
* Dutch (nl_NL)
* Croatian (hr_HR)

Unfortunately, this action does not affect the firefox dictionary list. There is still a huge list of dictionaries to choose from.
 
Old 10-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #6
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Today I noticed that also firefox dictionary list contains only three desired languages, although I didn't configure anything since my last reply. Possibly a reboot was required.
 
  


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