Pidgin spell checker underlines every word if no dictionary is found

Bug #281842 reported by Jonathan Ernst on 2008-10-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce :

1) Run pidgin with a locale where there is no dictionnary installed
2) Chat with a friend

Expected result :

Spell checking is disabled as no dictionnary is found

Actual result :

Every single word is underlined in red

Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
Matthew Lye (matthew.lye) wrote :

Confirmed on Ubuntu 8.10

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Thank you both for reporting and confirming this bug. According to the upstream comment
   "GtkSpell doesn't provide a way for us to distinguish when no dictionary is found. We can keep this ticket open, but there isn't a whole lot we can do about it."
it seems clear that this is a Wishlist bug since the functionality isn't actually there to begin with (to detect when dictionaries aren't present). I will mark it as so.

Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Matthew Lye (matthew.lye) wrote :

Ahh well, not much can be done

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Fix Released
Lars (brett) wrote :

Ha ha, the ironic thing here, is the sentence that describes the problem has poor spelling too.
Dictionary, LOL

So this problem is unfixable, I can't work it out, can we just install a dictionary?

summary: - Pidgin spell checker underlines every word if no dictionnary is found
+ Pidgin spell checker underlines every word if no dictionary is found
Lars (brett) wrote :

Fixed the comment, thats me done

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