Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 20:52:11 UTC 2020

On 11/14/20 3:38 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> 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

Have you installed either ispell, hunspell or aspell yet? Enchant can 
use any of them, I think. (I'm on Linux Mint, and I use enchant + 
aspell, for what it's worth.) You should be able to install whichever 
you choose, plus appropriate dictionaries, using the Debian package 
manager (apt? synaptic?). I don't think you need to install from source.


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