Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin

Elad Alfassa elad at fedoraproject.org
Wed Aug 1 16:21:34 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:

> Caolán McNamara (caolanm at redhat.com) said:
> > > It's also pretty unclear how to add dictionaries should you discover
> > > they aren't there (maybe some packagekit integration needed?):
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750986
> >
> > It might be nice to have a spell(:lang=XX) provides in rpm to enable
> > prompting and auto-install of dictionaries for a language if missing and
> > spelling is requested, e.g hunspell-en installed, but locale is de_DE
> > and spellchecking in gedit/libreoffice is activated => hunspell-de (or
> > German Support Collection) is suggested for installation.
> The yum-langpacks plugin will pull in the proper dictionaries when hunspell
> is installed if you're installing in a particular language - where we
> fall down a bit is how to handle the 'I want to install language support
> later" case.
> Maybe we should have a GUI for this in GNOME, under the Language and
Region control panel, that will allow adding or removing spellcheck
dictionaries easily via packagekit.
(You don't really expect new users to know what hunspell or aspell are,

> Bill
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-Elad Alfassa.
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