For long time, and after various reinstalls, Evolution only showed english variants in the list of spell checking available languages, althought I had installed spanish aspell-es, and other Gnome programs like Gedit do correctly spell check in spanish.
The solution has been found by jbjoret:
"[...] It is not a problem of evolution but Gnome seems not to update a Spell configuration file. If you install the correct languages at the very beginning you won't have this problem. If you install them later... read what's next:
- Languages used by evolution seem to be defined in
You can try to edit this manually if you understand the way this file works, or just do it as I did it. I created a used with its directory, started gnome, started evolution ... made sure the languages where here, and then copied the %gconf.xml file onto my own. And it works finally Very Happy."
"Thank you very much for your tip. I had exactly the same problem.
The easiest way is to remove the file: <usehome>/.gconf/GNOME/Spell/%gconf.xml
The file will be re-generated..."
I deleted that file, restarted Gnome and now spanish appears as an option to spell check the messages.
*** Bug 85137 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's also possible to use gconf-editor and reset all values in /GNOME/Spell/. After a restart of evolution the new languages are displayed correctly.
Unfortunately /GNOME/spell isn't included in the defaults, it's created per-user which means it'll be difficult to update via portage (for example, after a new aspell-dict is emerged).
App-dicts/Liquidx, any suggestions?
well, seems like short of magic, you won't be able to modify per-user configuration. detecting available languages at install time and putting them in /etc/gconf is also not going to help the situation since people might install dictionaries afterwards.
i think it is an upstream bug more than anything.
*** Bug 89904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 93367 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 93330 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
gnome-spell-1.0.7-r1 should resolve these issues, please test.