Baris Erkus bariserkus at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 14 14:43:46 UTC 2020

On 14-Nov-20 4:56 PM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> 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)
> Wolfgang

Does "But how do I find this one?"  mean, you want to find the the 
".dict" text file that includes the added words and its location?

Under windows,  the file is located in the user directory, which is 
usually located at:


Under Linux, I believe it is also in the folder where all the user and 
LyX settings are kept. But  Maybe others can help?

Maybe you can do a quick "where" under Linux to find the file?

Hope I got your question correctly.

Please bottom-post. Start your reply here:

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