I just installed 4 or 5 spellchecker dictionaries using the standard sudu apt-get install command in Ubuntu.
Of course, I installed the hunspell-en-ca dictionary that spells things like colour correctly On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:12:49 p.m. EDT, Paul A. Rubin <parubi...@gmail.com> wrote: On 10/23/18 12:33 PM, Rich Shepard wrote: > Fellow writers: > > This is an unintended consequence of my changing the default dictionary > engine from enchant to hunspell. I must have missed a step somewhere and > want to learn what that was. > > LyX-2.3.1 running here. > > Tools -> Preferences -> Language Settings -> Spellchecker has > Spellchecker > engine: Hunspell (found in /usr/bin/hunspell). > > I ran reconfigure after making the change but still no joy. > > A cluestick is needed. > > TIA, > > Rich Rich, Hunspell uses its own set of dictionaries, such as Hunspell-en-us (U.S. English), Hunspell-en-gb (English with unnecessary extra letters), Hunspell-de-med (medical terms in German) etc. Looks like you have to install one or more of them. Assuming your default language is U.S. English, you'll need Hunspell-en-us for sure. With Ubuntu and Mint, you can do this through Synaptic or (at least in Mint) the Software Sources app. I forget what distro you use, but if has a package manager I would start there. Paul