Libreoffice spellcheck languages?

edmund edmundzed at
Thu May 9 11:41:07 UTC 2013

On Thu, 09 May 2013 12:31:22 +0200
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2013-05-09 at 12:23 +0200, edmund wrote:
> > Sorry that I have to ask but anybody knows how to find and how to
> > install additional spellcheck language packages.
> > Filing a bug to libreoffice hangs, modifying a comment fails too,
> > links for more dictionaries show nothing.......
> > aspell/hunspell doesn't do anything.
> Synaptic doesn't show aspell packages?

Yes it does, as well as hunspell and libreoffice-l110-nl and whatever
but no way libreoffice uses such language for spell check.
It is a complete chaos no info, no way to file a bug and this problem is
as long as there was Open Office.

> If you run
> sudo apt-get install aspell aspell-en aspell-de

I tried some of that and it installs fine but Libreoffice still don't
use it.
> perhaps aspell-foo too ;), does it work and if so, aren't those
> dictionaries available by libreoffice?

They must be available, if one installs the Dutch Ubuntu the dutch
spellcheck is there, but adding another language is impossible.

Having said that, I just found "myspell" in Synaptic and that works
for the dutch language after Aspell hunspell and even
libreoffice-l110-nl do NOT work!

Am I crazy or are those LibreOffice clowns crazy?


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