[SOLVED] Libreoffice: writing aids not working [en-us]
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Studying things more closely, I see under Options --> Language settings --> Writing aids that under "Available language modues" only hyphenation and thesaurus are listed. It would appear that a US spelling dictionary isn't installed.
On the Ubunti wiki, I find the following:
Language localization, spell checking, dictionary, hyphenation, thesaurus, and help
To install proper support for language writing aids you may install the corresponding packages libreoffice-l10n-*, myspell-*, hyphen-*, mythes-*, libreoffice-help-* followed by your language ISO 639-1 code. A complete list of such language codes is available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes
For example, the corresponding French packages are:
The spellchecker used to be myspell, but it's now hunspell. You should have it, and you can certainly get it with yum. I'm surprised you didn't get the dictionary, but it's probably quickest to get that from the LibreOffice site.
Someone at the LibreOffice forum had this problem and used "Tools - Language - For all text" to change the language and then to change it back again; that seems too good to be true, but it worked. Otherwise, you could uninstall LibreOffice and replace Fedora's version (usually tweaked) with the one down-loadable from LibreOffice. This is the sort of thing that made me switch from Fedora to CentOS.
OK, I think I figured it out. I installed these hunspell packages with yum:
Oct 05 19:49:04 Installed: hunspell-en-GB-0.20110318-8.fc17.noarch
Oct 05 19:49:04 Installed: hunspell-en-US-0.20110318-8.fc17.noarch
Oct 05 19:49:05 Installed: hunspell-en-0.20110318-8.fc17.noarch
I then needed to go back to Options --> Language settings --> Writing aids. "Hunspell SpellChecker" is displayed but it isn't selected. I selected it (switched it on), selected OK, then went back to my document. Set the language to default, then to en-US. Now interactive spellchecking is working again.