LibreOffice Spell Check Does Not Detect Spelling Errors

By | January 14, 2016

Symptom:

LibreOffice Writer does not detect spelling errors. Misspelled words are not underlined in red and manually running spell check finds no errors.

Cause:

By default, the Canadian language doesn’t have a dictionary associated with it. What gives, eh?

Solution:

Here are two ways to solve this problem.

1. You can change Writer to use another variant of English (USA, UK, Australia) that includes spell check:

  1. Tools -> Options
  2. Language Settings -> Languages
  3. Under Default Languages for Documents, select an English with the “ABC” image beside it

Change Libre Office Language

2. OR – Install the Canadian version of the spell checker:

  1. sudo apt-get install hunspell-en-ca
  2. Restart LibreOffice

References:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=110929&p=1007983&hilit=spell+check+canada#p1007983

 

 

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