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Bug 43273 - net-news/pan shows almost every word in composer underlined and red
Summary: net-news/pan shows almost every word in composer underlined and red
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-29 04:44 UTC by Kimmo Sundqvist
Modified: 2004-03-07 17:41 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Kimmo Sundqvist 2004-02-29 04:44:24 UTC
I just don't happen to know the English name for the feature.  The bug is that I coudn't find any way to _disable_ the feature.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run pan
2. Try to post a article
3. Write some text in Finnish (or any other language than English)

Actual Results:  
95% of the words I had written were underlined and red.

Expected Results:  
The software should have given me an easy way to disable... spell-checking?  Is
that what it is called? :)

I will post "emerge info" later if someone asks for it.  I really think that
it's not relevant in this case.
Comment 1 Geoffrey King 2004-03-01 16:26:29 UTC
Well, pan uses gtkspell. Assuming you've setup gtkspell to use a Finnish dictonary Pan will not flag finnish words as misspellings.

Alternatively you can disable support for gtkspell. Add -spell to your use flags when when you emerge pan.
Comment 2 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-07 17:41:48 UTC
On one hand, the comments made by Geoffrey are correct; you might want to spend a few minutes trying to figure out the way to make GtkSpell work with your favorite dictionary (setting the LANG environment variable seems to do the trick for me).

However, I think this is a valid issue after all, just not a Gentoo-specific one. GtkSpell's additions to the GtkTextView widget UI are very scarce, and there is no direct way to change your dictionaries or disable spelling through the right-click menu. Most of GtkSpell's functionality is provided only at the API level, so it is a matter of the Pan developers if they want to provide "an easy way to disable spell-checking", as you put it. :)

Closing as UPSTREAM for now. Please let me know if you have something else to add to this.