[Geany-Devel] Spellcheck plugin doesn't work with enchant

Development development at xxxxx
Sun Mar 2 18:48:07 UTC 2014

Greetings, and thank you for your reply.

> On 02/03/14 08:33, Development wrote:
>> Greetings, all,
>>  I'm working with Geany 1.23.1, and am hoping to make Geany my only editor/ide.
>> However, I can't do that, unless/until it provides spellcheck functionality.
>> Currently, I'm forced to open one of my other editors, in order to accomplish that.
>> That siad;
>>  I'm on a FreeBSD/amd64 box. Source for it is current (3 days old).
>> Geany version 1.23.1, I don't know if the spellcheck has a version, but the version
>> of Enchant is: 1.6.02. I see there were some problems with it on Windows, but I
> I'm using 1.6.0 on Linux without problems.
>> see no reason to think that applies here. I have gone to great lengths to make
>> the plugin work. I installed every single engine into Enchant that Enchant supports;
>> ASPELL,HSPELL,HUNSPELL,ISPELL,ZEMBEREK. They are ALL currently installed. But
>> Geany emits:
>> The Enchant library couldn't be initialized (unknown error
>> (maybe the chosen language is not available)).
>> and provides no option to choose the desired engine. FWIW, my choice would be
>> Ispell, and en/us.
>> Any thoughts on how I might overcome this problem?
> Could you try on the command line the following command:
> # enchant-lsmod

Here's the output:

# enchant-lsmod
aspell (Aspell Provider)
ispell (Ispell Provider)
myspell (Myspell Provider)

> to check if Enchant knows its engines? This command should output a few
> engines installed on the system (e.g. "hspell (Hspell Provider)").
> And please try:
> # echo "hllo" | enchant -a -d en_US
> that should output a list of alternative spellings for "hllo".

# echo "hllo" | enchant -a -d en_US
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Enchant 1.6.0)
Couldn't create a dictionary for en_US

This was interesting to me. Because when I chose
in the dictionary field for the plugin, the plugin still complained about
no enchant lib.

> And could you check what is configured as "language" in the config file
> ~/.config/geany/plugins/spellcheck/spellcheck.conf

# cat ~/.config/geany/plugins/spellcheck/spellcheck.conf


> Regards,
> Enrico

Hope this helps, and thank you very much for your thoughtful reply.


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