[scribus] Spellcheck problem

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Sep 5 17:25:24 UTC 2016

On 09/05/2016 12:46 PM, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> On 05 Sep 2016, at 17:02, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 09/05/2016 10:34 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
>>> hi ian,
>>> i guess that most people do not use the spell checking inside of scribus.
>>> that's why you do not get any answer.
>>> on this mac, i've tried to type a few words in (not)german in a text
>>> frame, downloaded the swiss german dictionary, and all i get is no
>>> correction, even if i doubt that "its" and "gräu" are german words.
>> Yes, spellcheck seems to be quite broken both in 1.4.7svn and 1.5.3svn.
>> And it's broken in such a way that it doesn't even know it's broken. I
>> find that the download dictionary feature in 1.4.7 doesn't work either,
>> and in 1.5.3 I don't see anywhere to download dictionaries.
>> Greg
> For 1.4.6, downloading dictionaries works fine for me.
> For 1.5.3.svn, Windows->Resources (for now).
> Spelling works ok for English.
> Any more data should be placed into a bug with a sample document.

Here is what I see in 1.5.3svn: it says that I have the en_US dicts
installed, and I can find it in /usr/share/myspell/ where Resources says
it is.
The problem is that it finds no spelling errors.
I then added the en_GB dicts (which go to .scribus/dicts/), and then it
says every word can't be found in the dictionary. There didn't seem to
be a way to delete this dictionary from Scribus, since the item would
not highlight in Resources, so I manually deleted it.


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