64 bit spellcheck?

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ubersoft
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:44 am Post

It doesn't appear that the 64 bit version of Scrivener 1.7.2 is recognizing that aspell is installed.

I don't get any red squigglies (autocheck doesn't work) and when I try to run the spellchecker manually all I get is a gray box and an OK button.

Is this known behavior?

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Middling
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:52 am Post

You need to install libaspell-dev for a working spelling checker (no magic involved here :wink: ).

Note: Scrivener seems to ignore the set variant of the language, so it'll only check the spellings of words in American English, even if the system language is using British English.

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tiho_d
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Platform: Linux + Windows

Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:09 pm Post

You might try installing some dictionaries within: scrivener_installation_folder/bin/Aspell/Dict
I am afraid some Windows specific code for loading the Aspell dictionaries is causing issues loading them under Linux. Hope putting the dictionaries manually(including the *.rws and all dictionary files) in the above location, might help. I will try to fix it for the next updates.

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ubersoft
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:38 pm Post

Gah, I'm such a dunce. Totally forgot libaspell-dev. libaspell15, yes. libaspell-dev, no.

Installed it, and now I have red squigglies. I'm almost ready to delete that annoying schroot install... except that when I exit scrivener it crashes with a segmentation fault (core dumped) message. Not sure about that part.

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garpu
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:43 pm Post

I can't count the number of times I've tried getting something working, only to realize I forgot something it relies upon. (That is, something it didn't need to compile against but needs to work properly.) It's like whenever I reboot (every 35 days or so), I always forget to unmute things, and think it's a problem with .asoundrc. :)
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