My spellchecker doesn't seem to work

Though the icon seems to be live it makes no difference when I switch it on or off, it doesn’t check the spelling.

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I have the same problem. I am using LibreOffice 3.6 on a linux mint v 13 opperating system and the spell check function does not work.

Maybe → this answer by @LewisCowles