After upgrade to Raring, LibreOffice automati spellcheck does not function any more.

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Apr 30 12:34:51 UTC 2013

On 30 April 2013 13:00, Bas Roufs <basroufs at> wrote:
> Hello Collin,
> thanks for your feed back.
>> If you go to Tools > Options > Language Settings > Writing Aids
>> is the spellchecker enabled in Available Language Modules,
> Yes, it is. However......
>> have you got one or more dictionaries enabled
> Here comes the first weird detail. Inside the overall Kubuntu system,
> I have enabled Dutch, British English and 6 other dictionaries; all of
> them show up in the list of dictionaries that can be enabled, except
> Dutch - exactly the language I cannot spell check inside LibreOffice.
> For now, I use the e-mail programme Kontact to check the Dutch
> spelling. However, I am looking for a possibility to get back the
> Dutch spell check in LibreOffice.
>> and is Check Spelling as you type enabled?
> Yes, it is. It works with all installed language modules, except Dutch
> - see above.
> I have tried to get back an active Dutch dictionary via TOOLS >
> options > language settings > language aids. But this does not work.ll
> What to do next? Purge and reinstall LibreOffice? Anything else?

Does it work if you log on as a different user?  If you have not
already got another user then add a test one, it is useful
occasionally to have one.  That will show whether it is a system wide
problem or something to do with the user settings.


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