[ubuntu-us-ut] Spell Checking in Empathy

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Nov 4 15:18:20 MDT 2011

On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:18:46 -0600
Will Smith <undertakingyou at gmail.com> wrote:

> That is really interesting. I would have expected some granular
> divisions in English-US and English-UK. All I see is "English" also.
> There are some bug reports that seem to address this a little bit.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/488131 and
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/445863
> One thing in the second bug it says to: " ... make Empathy recognize
> US English words locally by using gconf-editor to change the relevant
> entry at the path below from "en" to "en-US" and restarting Empathy.
>   /apps/empathy/conversation/spell_checker_languages"

Grumble. gconf-editor does not show empathy or telepathy under "apps".
It also has no way to add a new app.

<rant>I'm sure there's a tool that will let me do so, but I
resent the time I have to waste learning how. This is another thing I
don't like about Gnome, this brain dead pseudo-registry. It was stupid
when Windows did it, and it's stupid now. Why not just have a
plain text file one can edit with any text editor, like Bell Labs
intended us to?</rant>

And adding it might be a Soviet herring.

* I tested gedit. It uses US spelling.

* Comment 7 of the related Gnome bug indicates no such entry for
  empathy in Lucid either. Maybe it would ignore one if I created it.

Thanks, though, for your work on this.


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