Wolfgang Engelmann engelmann at uni-tuebingen.de
Sat Nov 14 13:56:43 UTC 2020

Am 14.11.20 um 14:26 schrieb Baris Erkus:
> 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.
Thanks, Baris.
I see, by clicking ADD I get the personal spellchecker and can save to it.
But how do I find this one?
Mind you, I am under Linux (Debian)
> 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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