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Old 11-05-2008, 03:54 AM   #1
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Question Evolution spelling checker not showing added languages


Hi all.

I'm trying to get Evolution to spell check my emails in Spanish (I'm not that good at it, you see ).

The spell check languages are listed in under:

Edit > Preferences > Composer Preferences > Spell Checking

Unfortunately, Spanish language was not listed there, only English.
There was no button either to add other languages.
So, I started Googling and it seems that Evolution uses a program called "aspell" to do spell checking. To add a new language to Evolution, you need to install the apropriate aspell package. Ok, fair enough.

In my case this was aspell-es. Downloading...Installing..Done!

I restart Evolution, open the Spell checking tab, and.....only english is listed?!

Rebooted my laptop, started Evolution again...same problem.

I tried aspell from the command line (to see if it actually works) and it does, it corrects my Spanish texts without problems.

Further Googling hasn't helped me any further.

Maybe some of you faced the same problem and wouldn't mind sharing the solution?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-05-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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from evolution's FAQ:
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Why does Spellchecking not work?

Make sure you have gnome-spell >= 1.0.5, aspell and aspell-XX (where XX is your locale, for example aspell-en for US English or aspell-en-uk for British English) installed, depending on your distribution package system. Evolution does not use myspell, ispell or the OpenOffice.org dictionaries. Then go to "Edit | Preferences | Composer Preferences | Spell Checking", and enable the available languages. Please also note that many languages need gnome-spell >= 1.0.7 to be supported by Evolution. You can also check gnome-enabled dictionaries by using gconf-editor. The GConf key /GNOME/Spell/language should contain a space-separated list of the languages you have enabled (i.e. en-US es for US english and Spanish). Also note that aspell-0.6* application is not compatible with aspell-0.5* dictionaries. Either upgrade your aspell dictionaries or downgrade your aspell application, and the problem should go away. If all these suggestions do not solve your spellchecking problems, you could also try the hard way: Shut Evolution down by closing Evolution and then using the command evolution --force-shutdown. After that, run gconftool-2 --unset /GNOME/Spell/mtime. Now restart Evolution and check the dictionaries list, it should be updated correctly. If all this does not help, remove the file $HOME/.gconf/GNOME/Spell/%gconf.xml so all your spellchecking settings get deleted. The file gets recreated and according to some users on the Evolution mailing list, spellchecking should work again.
Try and let us know
 
Old 11-05-2008, 05:38 AM   #3
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As usual..solved!
I had to do below in order to make it work:

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If all these suggestions do not solve your spellchecking problems, you could also try the hard way: Shut Evolution down by closing Evolution and then using the command evolution --force-shutdown. After that, run gconftool-2 --unset /GNOME/Spell/mtime. Now restart Evolution and check the dictionaries list, it should be updated correctly.
Big thanks hopbyhop
 
Old 11-05-2008, 05:43 AM   #4
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Glad to have been useful!
BTW, how is your evolution experience? I had to set the Exchange plugin apart, and still have some crashes.
If you really want to thank me, please vote (and tell others too...) my photo as shown in my signature.
Regards
 
Old 11-05-2008, 07:09 AM   #5
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I actually started using it just yesterday, so I'm afraid my experience is still very limited in order to give you a good answer.
However, I have setup an Exchange account and I haven't experienced any problems with it. The only thing that is not working for me is loading the Contact List from Active Directory. I'm being prompted to enter my password over and over again, without success. Although, I suppose this might have to do with the Active Directory setup as well.

If that's where I can help you with, then you'll get my vote

Ciao!
 
Old 11-06-2008, 05:49 AM   #6
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ptemmerman, could please tell me:
what version of exchange server and evolution you are using?
what parameters you entered in evolution exchange account configuration?
In my case I tried the following:
Code:
user: myusername (without domain\)
owa url: https://servername/exchange
Mailbox: mymailboxname
that worked in evolution 2.22.3 and exchange server 2003, but with too frequent crashes.
Now I tried the same configuration in gnome+evolution 2.24.1, but authentication fails.
 
  


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