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Spell checker has no dictionaries !!

Postby lyxer » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi,

I've been using using Lyx for a while and the spell checker was
working fine. But after the last update it stopped working.
The error I get is: “Spell checker has no dictionaries”.

I searched the web for some remedies but nothing seems to work.

I'm using Lyx 2.1.2 on MacBook pro (Mavericks). In the preferences, the spellchecker engine is set to “Hunspell”. However, under Paths
I'm not sure what to put for the “Hunspell dictionaries”.

So, first of all, how can I know if the dictionaries are installed?
Secondly, how do I locate where the dictionaries are installed?

I have tried the following paths with no success:

/Users/.../Library/Spelling
/Users/.../Library/Dictionaries
/Users/..../Library/Dictionaries/CoreDataUbiquitySupport/..../UserDictionary/local/store

Thanks,

sas

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Type
  1. man hunspell
in a terminal. Under FILES near the bottom the searched directories are listed.

You can also do a find for the *.dic and *.aff files.

If spell checking is broken since the last update of LyX, i think LyX is the problem here. I would start looking at the LyX Bug Tracker. I see there is a problem with spell checking on Macs, but i don't know if it is related to your problem. I am neither a LyX nor a Mac user.
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Postby lyxer » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:02 pm

Thanks for the info. But frankly, I'm not sure if I understand what I need to do. I typed the command "man hunspell" at the terminal in Mac but got a message which says:
"No manual entry for hunspell".

I'll keep trying anyway.

Thnx

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:57 pm

try hunspell --help.
If there isn't any reasonable output, you don't have hunspell installed.
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Postby lyxer » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:24 am

It seems Hunspell is not installed. But how come the spell checker was working before? Anyways, I tried installing Hunspell from http://sourceforge.net/ but still the problem persists.

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:29 am

Was installing Hunspell succesfull? Did the right Paths got set?
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