Spell check does not change misspelled words

Bug #1626893 reported by Andreas Noteng on 2016-09-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Evolution correctly highlights misspelled words. When I see a misspelled word I right click the word and choose the correct spelling from a list. Since upgrading this does not change the spelling in the text, nothing happens when I click the correct spelling from the list.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: evolution 3.21.91-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-9136.55-generic 4.4.16
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-9136-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Sep 23 10:17:29 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-13 (71 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: evolution
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-09-20 (2 days ago)

Andreas Noteng (andreas-noteng) wrote :
tags: added: regression-release
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bob English (zoidmaster) wrote :

May I add: I misspelled a few words, and as described above, clicking on the proper spelling did not change them, so I corrected them manually and that worked for all but one word: Imbecile. No matter what I did the red underline kept reappearing, even after I deleted it and typed it anew! The spell checking in Evolution has always been shaky like that: Highlighting correctly spelled words, whole rows of words, and the highlight remaining after correction.

This problem is in addition to a few others, and the whole spell check system needs a closer look at.

If This helps: I use both English and German, and have corrections for both no matter which language I am using at the time. Other programs have the document's language set somewhere and only spell check that language. It is required to switch languages in order to also switch the spell check to that language. I think having spell checkers in more than one language running at the same time may be a part of the problem.

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