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Thanks to Alex Kemp, the issue is solved. Here is the explanation (at least for Fedora Linux distribution).

Basic packages for LO only contain US-English language material.

Whenever you add another language through a "langpack" package (under Fedora, they are named libreoffice-langpack-xx), this master package also installs the spelling checker and dictionaries needed for the language and its variants.

In the case of English, though LO is already completely functional after its fresh install, installing the English language pack is mandatory to activate the numerous variants (en_UK, en_AU, en_ZA, en_CA, ...) and load the appropriate spelling checker and dictionaries.

To use "international" English, needed packages are: libreoffice-langpack-en which requires hunspell-en, hunspell-en-GB and mythes-en. Adapt package names for other distributions.

Thanks to Alex Kemp, the issue is solved. Here is the explanation (at least for Fedora Linux distribution).

Basic packages for LO only only contain US-English US-English language material.

Whenever you add another language through a "langpack" package (under Fedora, they are named libreoffice-langpack-xx), libreoffice-langpack-xx), this master package also installs the spelling checker and dictionaries needed for the language and its variants.

In the case of English, though LO is already completely fully functional after its fresh install, installing the English language pack is mandatory to activate the numerous variants (en_UK, en_AU, en_ZA, en_CA, ...) and load the appropriate spelling checker and dictionaries.

To use "international" English, needed packages are: libreoffice-langpack-en libreoffice-langpack-en which requires hunspell-en, hunspell-en-GB hunspell-en, hunspell-en-GB and mythes-en. mythes-en. Adapt package names for other distributions.