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Old 01-13-2020, 08:47 AM   #1
mfoley
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Cannot spell check with LibreOffice Writer


I've newly compile and installed LibreOffice 6.2.8.2 from SlackBuilds. When I go to spell check in Write it always comes back as The spellcheck is complete. Even highlighting a known misspelled word and spell-checking gives no error. Tools > Options > Language Settings > Lanugages, shows Default Languages for Documents, Western: English (USA). The info-bar at the bottom of the composition window shows "English (USA)". I have installed hunspell-en. I've logged off and rebooted. Nothing seems to work.

When I open the spell-check function, the "Text language:" setting at the top has nothing and the Drop-Down has no entries.

What is the solution?
 
Old 01-13-2020, 09:41 AM   #2
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I think that you need hunspell
Code:
pacman -Si hunspell-en_US
...
Name            : hunspell-en_US
Version         : 2018.04.16-6
Description     : US English hunspell dictionaries
Architecture    : any
URL             : http://wordlist.aspell.net/dicts/
...
Optional Deps   : hunspell: the spell checking libraries and apps
...
Download Size   : 549.69 KiB
Installed Size  : 2997.00 KiB
...
 
Old 01-13-2020, 11:51 AM   #3
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As mentioned, I did install hunspell-en. This was from the SlackBuilds repository. There is no hunspell-en_US listed. I don't have pacman on Slackware. When I go to the link, it doesn't ever download.

I would think that with no _US suffix it should still find the -en dictionary.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 11:57 AM   #4
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Well, I've never tried to build it so I can't be any help, but, just FYI, spell check works as it should in AlienBob's packages.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 12:02 PM   #5
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As mentioned, I did install hunspell-en.
Re-read what they wrote:
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I think that you need hunspell
i.e. You probably need to install the main software (hunspell with no suffix), not just the dictionary files.


(I'd be surprised if there was just an "en" dictionary - it should always be disambiguated into at least GB and US variants. That's certainly the case with the Debian repo, with "hunspell-en-gb" and "hunspell-en-us" (+others), but no "hunspell-en" dictionary.)
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:11 PM   #6
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As mentioned, I did install hunspell-en.
Sorry missed that part. Read too fast.

This what I have and spell check works in Libre.

Code:
pacman -Ss hunspell | grep installed
hunspell 1.7.0-2 [installed]
hunspell-en_AU 2018.04.16-6 [installed]
hunspell-en_CA 2018.04.16-6 [installed]
hunspell-en_GB 2018.04.16-6 [installed]
hunspell-en_US 2018.04.16-6 [installed]
 
Old 01-13-2020, 04:18 PM   #7
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did you install the dictionary (part)?
libreoffice alien slackware
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...pkg64/current/
that is current of slack from alienBobs, just back off it on parent dir until you get to 14 if not using current then find the lan you want
libreoffice-dict-en-6.3.4-x86_64-1alien.txz

Last edited by BW-userx; 01-13-2020 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2020, 04:15 PM   #8
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Thanks all. I normally use Alien Bob's package, but for his 6.2.x packages the drop down menus for background and font color on LO Calc do not work. They work 6.0.x, which is what I've been using up to now, but I want to get more up-to-date. I don't know why these drop-downs on AlienBob's package do not work for me. I suspect it might have something to do with the NVIDIA graphics driver.
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Well, I've never tried to build it so I can't be any help, but, just FYI, spell check works as it should in AlienBob's packages.
Quote:
Originally Posted by boughtonp View Post
Re-read what they wrote:


i.e. You probably need to install the main software (hunspell with no suffix), not just the dictionary files.


(I'd be surprised if there was just an "en" dictionary - it should always be disambiguated into at least GB and US variants. That's certainly the case with the Debian repo, with "hunspell-en-gb" and "hunspell-en-us" (+others), but no "hunspell-en" dictionary.)
Here is what's available on SlackBuilds:
Code:
# sbopkg -g hunspell
Searching for hunspell
Found the following matches for hunspell:
office/hunspell-de
office/hunspell-en
office/hunspell-es
office/hunspell-id
office/hunspell-pl
As you can see, there is no 'hunspell' by itself, nor is there any variation on hunsspell-en for US, GB, etc. I have installed the hunspell-en. Perhaps the SlackBuilds repository is incomplete.

I've downloaded hunspell from github, but it is zip file of 678 files and must be built, which I am disinclined to do. If I find no solution for getting the dictionary to be found/used I'll just go back to AlienBob's 6.2.x version.
 
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