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Issue with Dictionaries and spell-checking Tools

Postby yoannjap » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:38 pm

Hi everyone,

First of all, thanks for reading my topic. I write in LyX with the babel package in French.

I have to hand in my dissertation in a few days, but I still have issues with dictionary integration and using. Here is my Lyx configuration.

  • I clicked in "Tools ⇾ Preferences ⇾ Spellchecker", "spell-checking" engine is "Enchant". Anyway, there is no other choice.
  • In "Alternative language" is written "Français".
  • I have read forums in which people say that in "Tools ⇾ Preferences ⇾ Path ⇾ Hunspell dictionaries", you have to select "hunspell" dictionary in your language. The problem is the check-boxis grey, and you cannot select anything, like you see it on this picture.
    LyX-Preferences.png (77.77 KiB) Viewed 2578 times
  • And yet, I did install "hunspell-fr 1:3.3.0-2" package. I point out that are installed on my machine : "enchant" package, and my LyX version is 2.0.6-1.
  • Finally, in "Document ⇾ Settings ⇾ Language", "Français" is selected, and in "Encoding" is checked « Other » with "Language Default (no intputenc)". In "Language package" "Default" is selected.

If someone knows how to deal with it and make spellchecking work, thanks a million!


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Postby scottkosty » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Hi yoannjap,

how do you know that spell-checking does not work? What error do you get? Are you talking about continuous spell-checking or manual spell-checking? If continuous, do you have the option set?

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