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Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:38 pm Post

Hi All,

I use Scrivener daily on my Desktop pc (Win 7) and I love it! :D

I have had no problems with this linux version so far, except the spell checker. I'm guessing that's just "normal" for the beta version?

Thanks again to the guys who put the latest package together. It was extremely easy for a Linux novice, like me, to install!

Tracy

I can't believe how fast my old lap top is running on linux!!

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:00 am Post

Had this problem too - you need to install libaspell-dev.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 am Post

I thought it a good thing to refresh this thread. It solved my problem. Installed libaspell-dev from the repo (Antix Debian Testing) and it instantly brought spell-checking alive in Scrivener. :D

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:04 pm Post

Everytime I see this question I get my hopes up, but I need to make sure.

In the past when you install libaspell-dev all that happens is that spellcheck works. It does NOT recognize any libraries, so what happens is every fifth word on the page gets underlined.

Has that problem been solved? Because a working spellcheck without a working spellcheck library still seems useless to me.

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Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:01 am Post

On Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit) installing libaspell-dev finally turned on spell checking. It seems to work correctly now and recognizes the "English (American)" library. Thanks for the tip.

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Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:57 am Post

I've got a big list of words not recognized by Scrivener, but the command line aspell seems to get as spelled correctly. (It'll flag the word as spelled incorrectly, offer the word you spelled correctly as the first choice, but still remain flagged as incorrect after you've changed it to the first suggestion.) Odd thing I didn't have this problem with 32-bit Slackware, and it's mostly words over 8 letters long. I'm switching back to Slackware soon (64 bit), so it'll be interesting to see if I have the same issues. I'm betting not, since Slackware's multilib libraries are the 32-bit installation material.
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Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:57 am Post

Every so often I come back to check to see if the spellchecker issue has been resolved (I've been using the Windows version under Wine since the middle of last year). 'Lo and behold: it has! No more long startup times and wonky fonting. So happy!

I had to install libaspell-dev to make this work, btw.

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:10 pm Post

Hello everyone,

It still does not work for me. I tried every recommendation in vain...

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit (I installed the 32 bit libraries)

Thanks

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Russell Phillips
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:54 am Post

marianoi wrote:It still does not work for me. I tried every recommendation in vain...

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit (I installed the 32 bit libraries)

I'm also using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit, and I got spell check working. I installed ia32-libs, then lib32aspell. Spell check then started working. I'm not sure what you mean by "the 32 bit libraries" - have you got lib32aspell installed?
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:56 pm Post

At the probable risk of sounding redundant, I thought I'd mention that it was also necessary to install aspell-en (the English dictionary) to get the spell-checker working.

Silly, I know ... but sometimes we overlook the obvious. In this case, it wasn't all that obvious. :shock:
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:28 am Post

Hi,

I'm running Linux Mint 14 Nadia and I've been trying unsuccessfully to make spell check work in Scrivener. It seems that people in this thread have found a solution, so I'm hoping I can get some help here! I'm a complete n00b on linux, so please be patient :)

First, I installed Scrivener, realized spell check wasn't working, then installed libaspell-dev and libaspell15 using getlibs. It wouldn't install at first because /usr/lib32 didn't exist, so I created it and then it installed (maybe this was the problem?) I then un-installed Scrivener and installed it again with --force-architecture. No dice.

Then I installed aspell and aspell-en-gb. Nada.

Then I read all the topics here on spell check, and most were completely over my head. Then I googled unsuccessfully for 2 hours (I could be writing! Argh!)

Would any of you be able to clearly write some step by step instructions to get this to work?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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ubersoft
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:28 am Post

If you're running a 64 bit system, my experience is there's no way to get it to completely work. You can get it to the point where it will start identifying mispelled words (i.e. underlining them etc) but it will still have no vocabulary to work from so it will underline almost everything, and it won't retain any memory of words you try to "teach" it the next time you reboot.

If it's a 32bit system, I think the packages you need to have installed are listed in this thread.

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:23 am Post

ubersoft wrote:If you're running a 64 bit system, my experience is there's no way to get it to completely work. You can get it to the point where it will start identifying mispelled words (i.e. underlining them etc) but it will still have no vocabulary to work from so it will underline almost everything, and it won't retain any memory of words you try to "teach" it the next time you reboot.

If it's a 32bit system, I think the packages you need to have installed are listed in this thread.

I'm running on a 64 bit system (Ubuntu 12.10), and the only issue I have is that some words are underlined that shouldn't be. If I use the "Learn Spelling" function, the underline disappears and doesn't re-appear, even after a reboot.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:51 pm Post

I suspect you have a higher tolerance for the red squiggly than I do. The difference between what it marks as mispelled on a 64 bit system and what it marks as mispelled on a 32 bit system is staggering.

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Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:42 pm Post

ubersoft wrote:I suspect you have a higher tolerance for the red squiggly than I do. The difference between what it marks as mispelled on a 64 bit system and what it marks as mispelled on a 32 bit system is staggering.

Quite possibly, though I have found that it remembers words that I have taught it, which seems to be the opposite of your experience. Ultimately, though, we're all different - what's a deal-breaker to one person is a minor irritation to another. Vive la difference! :)
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