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asked 2018-10-26 00:29:04 +0100

titi gravatar image


No dictionary seems to be present or spellchecking engine not working. When pression f7 to do spellcheck no dictionary is present, only english. Even when making mistakes in english they are not corrected.

I went to tools---extensions (or whatever the name is) and added the french dictionary at and the spanish at

it still doesn't work. The dictionaries are displayed in the extensions but don't work.

libreoffice-help-fr , es and en-us are installed libreoffice-l10n-fr, es and en are also installed.

help. thank you.

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gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-10-26 09:23:28 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-10-26 13:30:59 +0100

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Make sure the text is attributed with the language to spell-check in. Check status bar language field and use right click context menu to change, or menu Format -> Character -> Font, Language.

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answered 2018-10-26 17:33:41 +0100

titi gravatar image

thank you. I added some dicionaries and removed them, then rebooted (not just close application) then started writter and it seems it worked. Your solution also works, so many thanks.

Is there a reason why only 2 languages are displayed in the righ-click on statusbar language field? This also happens in Tools --> Language -->for (selection,paragraph, all text)

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