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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2005, 08:12    Post_subject:  AbiWord spellchecker  

There is a dotpup for the Australian version (looks like puppy Abiword is set up for the AU locale by default), but what if you want a different language/locale?

You can download the corresponding dictionnary from here:

note that you must do the download from puppy! The download page is "smart" and determines the OS you;re running on and downloads the OS specific version of the dictionnary.

this will download an rpm file. you can extract it as follows:
rpm2cpio <name of the rmp you just downloaded> | cpio -id

This will create a usr/share/Abisuite/dictionnary directory with two files in it, for example american.hash and american.hash-encoding

copy the two files to /root/.AbiSuite/dictionnary

Since AbiWord is originally configured for en-AU you need to go change it to your preferred language. The way I did this was to open the template file:
replace both instances of en-AU to what you want (in my case en-US). Also I changed the pagetype="A4" to pagetype="Letter" since A4 is seldom used in the US

EDIT: there already is a US template in /usr/local/share/AbiSuite2-2/template but puppy sets a user default to the australian template rin /root/.AbiSuite, so instead of editing normal.awt as above you could simply drag the one from /usr/... into your local folder.

Note that the dictionnary is quite large (around 700K for English flavors)

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2005, 15:27    Post_subject: abispell-en-US.pup  

I just made this package - I guess US English is a valid form of English Smile

abispell-en-US.pup will install the US English dictionary in Puppy's AbiWord
Description  US English dictionary spell checker files for AbiWord

Filename  abispell-en-US.pup 
Filesize  696.48 KB 
Downloaded  965 Time(s) 
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2005, 22:05    Post_subject: This should be listed on the DotPup page.  

This should be listed on the DotPup page.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2008, 06:52    Post_subject:  abispell-en-US.pup
Sub_title: Use of *.PUP

Dear friends,

I want to install English dictionary in Abiwword, hence I downloaded (abispell-en-US.pup) file and could not use it. How am I going to use *.pup file. Please help!


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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 03:20    Post_subject:  

Have been struggling with Spell check since i have been trying Puppy.

Finally i managed to make it work.

One would think that with all the versions the spell check got scattered broken dont know.

I used the french method from this .pet here:

it created an "ispell" folder inside:
where a "franćais.hash" file was copied and then linked to some wrong folder. (abiword-2.6 inside /usr/share (that i deleted after confirming is not the abi version i had.

Dont know if it did something else but i got french to be spell checked on abiword 2.9.0 which is the one that came with puppy. (snow 018)

So i went to the link http://www.abisource.com/download/abispell.phtml
which in my case sent me to the windows folder which is wrong!... dont know why is doing it.
But from there i navigated here: http://abisource.com/downloads/dictionaries/Windows/archives/

where i got spanish and english us
i extracted them inside:


And now i have spell check in spanish, english and frog (errr french)

This is the long history the short one step by step for the noobs like me:

Requirements: Abiword 2.9.0 (dont know if works with others)

1) get the french .pet http://www.datafilehost.com/download-ed82619f.html
2) get the dictionary for the language you really need: http://abisource.com/downloads/dictionaries/Windows/archives/
3) extract the .tar.gz you downloaded inside /usr/share/enchant/ispell
4) open abiword
5) type some text, select all
6) go: tools--> set language
7) select a language you downloaded the dict for.

spell check should be enabled (as in not grayed anymore)

I am sure we can make this easier for everyone i just dont know how to package and deploy a .pet
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