Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Spell Checking on Fedora 13

I recently installed Fedora 13 after spending over a year with Fedora 11. So far my only disappointment is with the spell checking. Despite ticking the English (UK) option in the install it did not install the correct spell checking libraries by default. Furthermore, I found it hard to find information on how to install the UK spell checking option manually. A lot of information is outdated, suggesting installing gnome-spell. This package is now retired [1] and has been replaced with enchant. So in order to get spell checking set up in Fedora 13, i had to install the following packages:


  • aspell

  • aspell-en

  • enchant-aspell



The english dictionaries now appear for use in gnome applications such as Evolution.

Its a shame that the correct language dictionaries still aren't installed by default.


[1] https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/115

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanx for the "enchant" tip. I was struggling to install the Greek spell checker for Evolution and it was only after I installed enchant that it worked