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Does anyone have any experience running @libreoffice on a Mac? I've never had any issues on Linux, but a family member recently switched from Word and has run into a problem: Misspelled words are being treated as spelled correctly (both non-underlined and not listed as errors in a manual spellcheck). Examples include "roon" and "builing"; both were marked as errors when I opened the same document in Linux.

Any thoughts? If I can't find a solution, they'll probably move back to Word

@codesections @libreoffice Could it be a language setting? Just because they’re not English words doesn’t mean

@pagrus @libreoffice

> Could it be a language setting?

I looked at that, and the language is set to US English (unless there's another setting I'm missing)

@codesections @libreoffice That's super weird. Last time I used OpenOffice on a Mac was when you had to install X11 first, so I'm not going to be much help here sorry

@pagrus @libreoffice

Oh, looks like it *was* a language setting after all (sort of). The spell check language was set to English, and the document language was set to "default (English)". But changing the document language to "English" seems to have resolved the issue. So I guess it was some issue with not loading defaults correctly?

Odd.

@codesections @pagrus That could indeed be a bug on certain setups. (I often use LibreOffice on macOS and haven't experienced it myself.) If you can find a way to clearly reproduce it, could you please take a few minutes to file a bug report here? bugs.documentfoundation.org/ – If you provide exact LibreOffice and macOS versions, and the steps to reproduce, our QA community can investigate. Thanks!

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> If you can find a way to clearly reproduce it, could you please take a few minutes to file a bug report here? bugs.documentfoundation.org/

Will do!

@codesections @libreoffice Since you've solved it, here's a thought.

I can very much relate to the pressure instilled by relatives and friends when the free software alternative you suggested to them has a minor glitch that they consider a dealbreaker.

@codesections I can only offer that I seem to recall it needing spell check dictionaries to be installed manually, ages ago. May still be the case?

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