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Old 07-27-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
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kmail and aspell

I installed KDE 3.1-10 with RH 9.0 in a PIII machine 900 Mhz, and 512 Mbts RAM and I have a problem with the spell checker. I can't change the language of the spell checker program. For example, when I tried to correct a email and I go to the menu to change the language (setting->othograph check) the first menu in fixed with the writing in grey color and it said apell default or ispell default. I ried to change the coding (second menu) but nothing change.
I have the following rpm installed:


ispell -v give me
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell .33.7.1 alpha)

Does anybody has a suggestion?

Old 07-27-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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From ispell's man page ...

              Default  dictionary to use, if no -d flag is given.
Old 07-27-2003, 05:07 PM   #3
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I am sorry but I am may be stupid may be too inexpert to linux but I did't solve the problem. I tryed to do a .aspell.conf in my home directory but aspell continue to correct my emails always with a french dictionary I selected by the KDE menu few days ago, when it worked. Even if I put lang american it doesn't change language to spell. The KDE menu to select the language doesn't works but aspell looks to work well. In fact if I do ¨aspell dump config¨ (see MAN) this is the results

# conf descrip: main configuration file
# conf default: aspell.conf
# conf current: aspell.conf

# conf-dir descrip: location of main configuration file
# conf-dir default: /etc
# conf-dir current: /etc

# data-dir descrip: location of language data files
# data-dir default: <prefix:share/aspell>
# data-dir current: /usr/share/aspell

# dict-dir descrip: location of the main word list
# dict-dir default: <prefix:lib/aspell>
# dict-dir current: /usr/lib/aspell

# add|rem-extra-dicts descrip: extra dictionaries to use
# extra-dicts default:

# add|rem-filter descrip: add or removes a filter
# filter default: url

# home-dir descrip: location for personal files
# home-dir default: <$HOME|./>
# home-dir current: /home/martino

# ignore descrip: ignore words <= n chars
# ignore default: 1
# ignore current: 1

# ignore-accents descrip: ignore accents when checking words
# ignore-accents default: false
# ignore-accents current: false

# ignore-case descrip: ignore case when checking words
# ignore-case default: false
# ignore-case current: false

# ignore-repl descrip: ignore commands to store replacement pairs
# ignore-repl default: false
# ignore-repl current: false

# keyboard descrip: keyboard definition to use for typo analysis
# keyboard default: standard
# keyboard current: standard

# lang descrip: default language to use when all else fails
# lang default: english
# lang current: american
lang american

# language-tag descrip: language code to use when selecting a dictionary
# language-tag default: <$LANG|en>
# language-tag current: it_IT.UTF-8

# local-data-dir descrip: location of local language data files
# local-data-dir default: <prefix:share/aspell>
# local-data-dir current: /usr/share/aspell

# master descrip: base name of the main dictionary to use
# master default:
# master current: /usr/lib/aspell/italian
master /usr/lib/aspell/italian

# mode descrip: filter mode = none,url,email,sgml,tex
# mode default: url
# mode current: url

# per-conf descrip: personal configuration file
# per-conf default: .aspell.conf
# per-conf current: .aspell.conf

# personal descrip: personal word list file name
# personal default: .aspell.<lang>.pws
# personal current: .aspell.american.pws

# prefix descrip: prefix directory
# prefix default: /usr
# prefix current: /usr

# set-prefix descrip: set the prefix based on executable location
# set-prefix default: true
# set-prefix current: true

# repl descrip: replacements list file name
# repl default: .aspell.<lang>.prepl
# repl current: .aspell.american.prepl

# run-together descrip: consider run-together words legal
# run-together default: false
# run-together current: false

# run-together-limit descrip: maxium numbers that can be strung together
# run-together-limit default: 8
# run-together-limit current: 8

# run-together-min descrip: minimal length of interior words
# run-together-min default: 3
# run-together-min current: 3

# save-repl descrip: save replacement pairs on save all
# save-repl default: true
# save-repl current: true

# strip-accents descrip: strip accents from word lists
# strip-accents default: false
# strip-accents current: false

# sug-mode descrip: suggestion mode = ultra|fast|normal|bad-spellers
# sug-mode default: normal
# sug-mode current: normal

# add|rem-email-quote descrip: email quote characters
# email-quote default: >,|

# email-margin descrip: num chars that can appear before the quote char
# email-margin default: 10
# email-margin current: 10

# add|rem-sgml-check descrip: sgml tags to always check.
# sgml-check default: alt

# add|rem-sgml-extension descrip: sgml file extensions
# sgml-extension default: html,htm,php,sgml

# add|rem-tex-command descrip: TeX commands
# tex-command default: addtocounter pp,addtolength pp,alpha p,arabic p,fnsymbol p,roman p,stepcounter p,setcounter pp,usecounter p,value p,newcounter po,refstepcounter p,label p,pageref p,ref p,newcommand poOP,renewcommand poOP,newenvironment poOPP,renewenvironment poOPP,newtheorem poPo,newfont pp,documentclass op,usepackage op,begin po,end p,setlength pp,addtolength pp,settowidth pp,settodepth pp,settoheight pp,enlargethispage p,hyphenation p,pagenumbering p,pagestyle p,addvspace p,framebox ooP,hspace p,vspace p,makebox ooP,parbox ooopP,raisebox pooP,rule opp,sbox pO,savebox pooP,usebox p,include p,includeonly p,input p,addcontentsline ppP,addtocontents pP,fontencoding p,fontfamily p,fontseries p,fontshape p,fontsize pp,usefont pppp,documentstyle op,cite p,nocite p,psfig p,selectlanguage p,includegraphics op,bibitem op,geometry p,

# tex-check-comments descrip: check TeX comments
# tex-check-comments default: false
# tex-check-comments current: false

with a aspell.conf file with just ¨lang american¨


I think the problem is KDE.
What do you think?


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