#959 closed System Defect (fixed)

Missing American-English spelling dictionary in KDE

Reported by: geostar Owned by: kris
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 10.0-RELEASE
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…


American-English spelling dictionary support, for KDE's text editors such as LibreOffice?, kate, kwrite, is missing or was not installed correctly during initial system installation and setup.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by joshms

  • Owner set to kris
  • Priority changed from major to minor

Confirmed in Kate

Output in Console:

Kate: No language dictionaries found for the language : "en_US"

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by geostar

Manual fix/update GUI Mode:

1) PC-BSD Control Panel - Package Manager
2) From Package Manger menu select View - Advanced (All Packages) option
3) From display of packages select section: textproc/
4) From textproc section select: en-hunspell

The CLI way, in KDE dektop. In your sys. console type:
sudo pc-pkgmanager
Then follow steps 2-4,as above, in GUI :)


en-hunspell provides English spelling dictionary/spelling checker, in KDE, for kate and kwrite, text editors

After fresh installation the Package Manager indicates that "hunspell" is installed. The package description indicates that "hunspell" is "Improved spell checker for Hungarian and other languages. Tho, en-hunspell (English spelling dictionary) is not installed, by default.

Moreover, "en-aspell", which I also installed and test it, did not provide(English spelling dictionary) support in KDE.

Last edited 19 months ago by geostar (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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