Pidgin 2.4.3, Spell Check, & Vist

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Thu Aug 14 12:24:39 EDT 2008

2008/8/14 Ted Jones <ted_jones5791113 at>:
> I am running Vista SP1 (home premium) and installed Pidgin 2.4.3.
> When I type into my message windows, misspelled words do not
> highlight.
> When the application installed, it looks like it correctly installed aspell
> in the proper location (C:\Program Files\Aspell), and the dir has
> the accompanying bin dir and other file system structure.
> Under Preferences --> Conversations I have Highlight misspelled words
> checked.  These same settings work correctly on my WinXP machine.
> I've even gone and downloaded aspell and installed that.  I did some
> googling
> and found an article from somebody that said my aspell.exe needed to be in
> my path.  I set that in the env and rebooted (mapping C:\Program
> Files\Aspell\bin;
> in the path).
> What else can I check to correct this issue?

You also need to install the Aspell dictionary for the language in
which pidgin is running.

The first couple lines of the debug log
( when pidgin starts up will
tell you which language it is running in.


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