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Old 03-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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Ubuntu 12.04, I need a great spell checker.


I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and really need a spell checker that I can see work, not some behind the seans type checker one is supposed to trust. If it stops on every miss spelled word and highlets it, fine. I would really prefer one that can be down loaded from the automatically installed software on the Ubuntu web site if posible.
I also have a problem with installing any software that doesn't install itself.
I am an aweful speller, I know that!

Can you guys please help?

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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What application? Or do you want something that is going to spellcheck everything you type?
 
Old 03-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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In LibreOffice, go to Tools - Options - Language - Writing aids - and tick the box "Check spelling as you type". In Gedit, click Tools and there's an Autocheck box. In web browsers, there's the option to check spelling under Advanced Preferences.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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What application? Or do you want something that is going to spellcheck everything you type?
I want something that will check everything. Typing in forums is a problem especialy when there are words with double letters. I believe it has something to do with the speed controls in system settings but I can't seem to get it right.

If it helps, normal fast clicking on the backspace key (to delete a word) will cause the curser to stall! It never used to be an issue. It's a real PITA !

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Just my two cents, but if you're that concerned with spelling in the forums, keep a copy of Libre-Word open and draft your response in word, then copy paste into your message. I used to do that. But then I realized wait a minute, this is just a message board response. Not a thesis!
 
Old 03-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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...Typing in forums is a problem especialy when there are words with double letters...
If the problem is mostly forums, then you'll probably want a spell checker in your browser. Fortunately, the most popular browsers have some kind of spell checker facility that gives you red underlines for words that have not been recognised, and it is usually a matter of turning it on.

What browser do you use?

(BTW, I also have an occasional problem with doubled letters, but I missed that "especialy" at first, which made me smile when I did see it. It does make your point, I suppose.)
 
Old 03-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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If the problem is mostly forums, then you'll probably want a spell checker in your browser. Fortunately, the most popular browsers have some kind of spell checker facility that gives you red underlines for words that have not been recognised, and it is usually a matter of turning it on.

What browser do you use?

(BTW, I also have an occasional problem with doubled letters, but I missed that "especialy" at first, which made me smile when I did see it. It does make your point, I suppose.)
The double "letter problem " is a total PITA! It is still present. No matter how I change the "timing" in "system settings-keyboard" it just remains the same. When one is typing and you pres a leter fast it doesn't type (see latest typing back about 10 words)!

Guys what in the HEL is going on?
 
  


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