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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 16:37:23 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Elad Alfassa <elad at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 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,
> right?)

It shouldn't be needed, dictionaries should be installed when a user
adds language support, the dictionaries should be part of the language
groups. If that doesn't happen there's bugs in out language support in
the yum-langpacks plugin or the packaging of dictionaries and they
should be fixed.

But from the original mail from Mo it looks like the US dictionaries
should be there already.


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