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How can I get spell check to work for French content (in an English install / locale)? [closed]

asked 2014-07-16 01:34:09 +0100

xcheshirecat gravatar image

updated 2014-07-17 13:56:53 +0100

oweng gravatar image

Everything is underline in red. No french words isn't giving a mistake

I have this :

I don't know what to do or check

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Which operating system and LO version are you using? Is the LO version provided via PPA?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-17 12:23:09 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-07-18 18:42:34 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

Sorry if this seems basic to you, no offence intended.

Did you forget to give a specific style to your French paragraphs? When you define a paragraph style, you can choose the base language in the font tab.

Similarly, if you need to "quote" (cite) only a few words within an English paragraph, you can define a character style with a specific language attribute in the font tab. For example, when I want to intentionally "escape" spell checking for procedure or variable names in technical papers, I use a "NoLang" style with language set to "None" (and font set to a monospace family to emphasize the non-literary context of the word).

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answered 2014-07-16 02:47:26 +0100

oweng gravatar image

The answer here provides a clear check-list of what is required under Tools > Options... > Language Settings > Writing Aids.

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answered 2014-07-17 02:03:18 +0100

xcheshirecat gravatar image

I did that. it thinks it's in french, but it's like if the dictionary is empty

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