Baris Erkus bariserkus at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 14 13:26:25 UTC 2020

On 14-Nov-20 3:19 PM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> Am 14.11.20 um 09:38 schrieb Wolfgang Engelmann:
>> I haven't found a more detailed description for spellchecking in the 
>> help files of LyX.
>> In the User Guide 6.14 Spell Checking
>> It says:
>> With Linux one needs to install the packages for the desired 
>> language. The number of these packages vary depending on the Linux 
>> distribution, but in most cases these are aspell-xx, hunspell-xx, 
>> myspell-xx, etc., where xx is the language code.
>> In my LyX Version
>> (Thursday, June 25, 2020)
>> Library directory: /usr/share/lyx/
>> User directory: ~/.lyx/
>> Qt Version (run-time): 5.14.2
>> Qt Version (compile-time): 5.14.2
>> (and I am using Debian Bullseye)
>> there is only enchant as the spellchecker engine listed.
>> It is in ./.config/enchant
>> but there is no hunspell, e.g.
>> It is mentioned to get it from
>> https://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/hunspell/
>> #### > Where do I place it (and other spellcheckers)
>> #### > And how do I get a personal spellchecker invoked?
>> Thanks for pointers
>> Wolfgang
> I found this
> https://www.lyx.org/AdditionalSoftware
> and it states that enchant calls other spellcheckers.
> So my remaining question is
> how do I get a personal spellchecker
> Wolfgang

You can tell LyX to record the words that will be recognized as correct 
by "Add to personal dictionary" . These are saved as text files in the 
personal folder with a name e.g. pwl_english.dict.

If you want to use a new dictionary with .dic and .aff files, rather 
than the default dictionary files, you should place those files to 
\resources\dicts\ folder of LyX.

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