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April 19th, 2009, 12:49 PM
How do I install dictionaries in abiword? All I can find are .exe files for Windows.

April 19th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Hi there , I think you should take a look here : http://www.abisource.com/download/abispell.phtml

I think that must be what you're looking for. Correct me im wrong though ;)

April 19th, 2009, 05:35 PM
What types of dictionaries? Different languages?

April 19th, 2009, 05:39 PM
I.. don't know. All I can see is rpm, zip and tar. I would guess the tar's are for me, but I have no idea of how to install them. Could this be done via synaptic? I'm completely lost here.

April 19th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Uh, huh. What type of dictionaries do you want? You want to add new languages? Or is there some problem with the dictionary that came with it?

April 19th, 2009, 09:44 PM
If you are trying to add a spell check dictionary, then open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install aspell-en

You may also need to type this to get it to work:

sudo apt-get install aspell-doc

sudo apt-get install spellutils

April 19th, 2009, 10:20 PM
I don't think that worked. At least not very well. In english, It claims that some common word are written wrong (like "we")

April 21st, 2009, 04:29 PM
This thread might be what you need:


January 6th, 2011, 08:51 PM
I posted a solution for Ubuntu 10.10
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How to install Aspell Language Dictionaries for Abiword in Ubuntu 10.10