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#1 2021-08-30 20:24:31

oui
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Registered: 2016-09-18
Posts: 24

spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

in my opinion, hunspell is now the most used spelling system in high performance text processing in LInux.

how to use it in mousepad?

if possible, more: how to change the language?

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#2 2021-08-30 20:39:47

Tamaranch
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Registered: 2020-12-31
Posts: 34

Re: spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

Mousepad relies on Enchant for the choice of languages, so you have to see its configuration (see /usr/share/enchant/enchant.ordering and man enchant).

The default language used when opening a new document can be changed in Mousepad preferences, "Plugins" tab (the preferences button appears once the plugin is activated). See https://docs.xfce.org/apps/mousepad/start for an illustration.

Otherwise the language for a document can be changed at the top of the context menu.

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#3 2021-09-02 13:15:42

oui
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Registered: 2016-09-18
Posts: 24

Re: spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

thank you very much!

I did compare the view on preferences. the tabs view, editor and window are available but the 2 other tabs file and plugins not

and a search

#sudo apt search mousepad

finds only mousepad itself and not more.

same thing at installations time:

«The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgtksourceview-3.0-1 libgtksourceview-3.0-common
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libgtksourceview-3.0-1 libgtksourceview-3.0-common mousepad
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 1’037 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5’487 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] »

(note: xfce itself is not yet installed, only mousepad and xfce terminal (as in a parallel thread, I ask how to install XFCE4 absolutely minimal and not know how to do that)

Last edited by oui (2021-09-02 13:17:48)

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#4 2021-09-02 13:21:43

Tamaranch
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Registered: 2020-12-31
Posts: 34

Re: spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

You are probably using an older version of Mousepad: plugin support was only added in version 0.5.5, and the current version is 0.5.6.

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#5 2021-09-02 17:58:39

oui
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Registered: 2016-09-18
Posts: 24

Re: spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

oh! thank you very much! I am trying a minimal installation in Devuan Ceres (the SID from Devuan). (About) all seems to work, but I am not aware if the software is up to date.

this would have as consequence I would have to try to build it myself?

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#6 2021-09-02 20:50:59

Tamaranch
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Registered: 2020-12-31
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Re: spelling in XFCE mousepad: how to use hunspell

If there are no repositories with a newer version, yes, you will have to build it yourself.
In this case, don't forget to install gspell first, otherwise the plugin won't be compiled.

Last edited by Tamaranch (2021-09-02 20:52:35)

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