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[Bug 315562] Re: spell check uses wrong English dictionary


Still the same in Gedit 3.10.4 in Ubuntu 15.10...

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  spell check uses wrong English dictionary

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Bug description:
  Spellcheck in Ubuntu 8.10's Gedit 2.24.2 is using the wrong English
  dictionary. For example, US English has "color" and British English
  has "colour." In my case I want US. If I look at Tools-> Set
  Language-> I see a list with English on top followed by six specific
  English languages and Turkish. If I select "English (United States)" I
  get the dictionary I want but only for this Gedit session. There is no
  way I can find to always use US English so every time I open a Gedit
  session and want to spell check I have to specifically select

  I attempted to delete the other dictionaries in the Synaptic Package
  Manger but since the languages are part of an umbrella package I'd
  create problems the next time I wanted to  upgrade to a new Ubuntu
  release. I also tried the configuration editor but no parameter for
  language was available. I can't recall having to specify language with
  each Gedit session in past Ubuntu releases.

  There needs to be some way to set the default Gedit language for the
  spell checker plugin. My expectation is that once a language is
  selected it should stay the language until I manually change it.

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