RE: Spanish spell checker? not quite!

From: Boris Kortiak (
Date: Wed Nov 26 2003 - 08:00:26 EST

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    No you don't have to change the keyboard for AbiWord, but you do have to
    change it for Windows to correctly create characters like ñ or words like
    teléfono. Unless you are already localized for Spanish. Tell me a little
    more about how you are set up in Windows. Which version? Which
    localization? Why would setting up additional keyboards be a problem?

    I do recall seeing something similar before, have you checked in bugzilla
    (1) to see if there is anything similar?

    PS: Sorry about replying to you directly before, this should stay within the
    list so others may benefit.


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Maya []
    > Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:21 PM
    > To:
    > Subject: Re: Spanish spell checker? not quite!
    > No I don't. Actually, I never had to. What I am trying to say is that
    > with the previous version of Abiword I didn't have to; it was just a
    > matter of highlighting the text I wanted Abiword to considered as
    > Spanish language, and the auto spell checker would not red underlined
    > those words, or if it did it was because it was badly spelled words.
    > Do I have to change the configuration of the OS/Keybord to tell Abiword
    > that part of the text in the document is not English? that would be a
    > real problem for me!
    > Thanks Boris, I really appreciate your help!
    > wrote:
    > > Jorge,
    > >
    > > Do you have Spanish keyboards enabled? Are you telling Windows as well
    > as
    > > AbiWord that you want to type in Spanish?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>-----Original Message-----
    > >>From: Maya []
    > >>Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 6:31 PM
    > >>To: AbiWord Users
    > >>Subject: Spanish spell checker? not quite!
    > >>
    > >>I have installed Abiword in a Win98, but when writing in Spanish I high
    > >>light the text, right click on the selected text and click on 'set
    > >>language...', it does not matter if I chose spanish from Spain or
    > >>Mexico, the words that have an accent don't appear with an accent but
    > >>with an apostrophe. For instance teléfono in the dictionary appears as
    > >>tel'efono.
    > >>Is there a problem with the app or is it that I need to find a way to
    > >>use another dictionary? I really don't know what it is. I am more of a
    > >>Unix user, where I never found this kinds of problems and if I did...
    > >>well I would be able to change settings at a more deeper level than
    > >>'Tools -> Preferences...' >:~{
    > >>
    > >>TIA
    > >>--
    > >>
    > >>Jorge Escalante
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > --
    > Jorge Escalante
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