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    Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    Hi,

    I installed Ubuntu18.04 with Libre Office version 6.0.7.3 Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10, but it could not run spelling check. Appreciate your advise how to fix it?

    Thank you.

    Kind regards.

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    Why did you not install Ubuntu 20.04? This is also LTS and supported 2 more years after 18.04 support ends.

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    What happens when you try to run a spellcheck? Do you see any errors or warnings?

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionParsnip View Post
    What happens when you try to run a spellcheck? Do you see any errors or warnings?
    No, it did nothing.

    For question why I did not install 20.04, because the laptop is used for embedded system software firmware development, it needs to use the same version as the build server.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards.

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    Check to see if you have the needed "spell" packages installed, eg, hunspell or one of the others; not on a buntu system at present so can't check what I have but I'm sure hunspell is one of them, maybe aspell as well.

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    See if that helps: [Tutorial] Spell check and Language configuration.
    Depending on your findings, it will help investigate if it's a package issue or a mere LO configuration issue.
    Ubuntu user # 14396

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    I think the spell packages are installed, right?
    $ dpkg -l | grep spell
    ii aspell 0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1 amd64 GNU Aspell spell-checker
    ii aspell-en 2017.08.24-0-0.1 all English dictionary for GNU Aspell
    ii dictionaries-common 1.27.2 all spelling dictionaries - common utilities
    ii enchant 1.6.0-11.1 amd64 Wrapper for various spell checker engines (binary programs)
    ii hunspell-en-us 1:2017.08.24 all English_american dictionary for hunspell
    ii libaspell15:amd64 0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1 amd64 GNU Aspell spell-checker runtime library
    ii libenchant1c2a:amd64 1.6.0-11.1 amd64 Wrapper library for various spell checker engines (runtime libs)
    ii libgspell-1-1:amd64 1.6.1-1 amd64 spell-checking library for GTK+ applications
    ii libgspell-1-common 1.6.1-1 all libgspell architecture-independent files
    ii libhunspell-1.6-0:amd64 1.6.2-1 amd64 spell checker and morphological analyzer (shared library)

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    I've never bothered checking that in fact.
    See if you do see the checkmarks in the LO dialog that tells that the desired language is available/active or not.
    Resetting the LO profile may help. It is a standard fix in AOO, not sure if it has the same advantage with LO.
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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    In my Ubuntu 18.04, I installed the Flatpak version and removed the repository version of LibreOffice. The spell check works in the Flatpak version (currently 7.0.4.2). So you could use that.

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    Check your settings in the LO -> Tools -> Options -> Writer to see what you have in the Language and Writing Aids sections.

    Here's what I see in my LO and spell check works well.
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