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How can I get rid of spellchecker dictionaries in Firefox?

asked 2016-12-24 11:32:51 -0500

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Every time I need to change the spellchecker language in Firefox I need to find my way around a very large menu.

It looks like this: http://imgur.com/ej4dbIk

(btw, I would be glad if someone with enough reputation could reupload this image here. Since I have < 60 rep I needed to use a 3rd party website)

How can I reduce the number of languages to something more manageable? The Portuguese dictionary is one that I added via Addons>Dictionaries but all those English dictionaries came with the default installation and are not listed in the Addons>Dictionaries. They seem to live on /usr/lib64/firefox/dictionaries instead.

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ls -l /usr/lib64/firefox/dictionaries lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 mai 26 20:17 /usr/lib64/firefox/dictionaries -> /usr/share/myspell so you just need remove symlinks of myspell

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2017-06-05 05:27:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-24 19:44:17 -0500

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I use my script removedictssymbol_links.sh

(cd /usr/share/myspell; find -type l -exec rm {} \;)

you need run it every time you got an hunspell-en update , hopefully usually just happens on upgrades.

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answered 2017-06-04 06:47:18 -0500

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I removed hunspell-en with dnf

dnf remove hunspell-en

This also removed hunspell-en-GB as a dependency

Next I installed hunspell-en-GB again

dnf install hunspell-en-GB

see below all the details:

rpm -qa hunspell\* langpacks\*
langpacks-en-1.0-8.fc25.noarch
hunspell-en-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
hunspell-1.4.1-2.fc25.x86_64
hunspell-en-US-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
[root@nyx myspell]# dnf info hunspell-en-US-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
Last metadata expiration check: 2:50:41 ago on Sun Jun  4 10:47:12 2017.
Installed Packages
Name        : hunspell-en-US
Arch        : noarch
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 0.20140811.1
Release     : 5.fc24
Size        : 544 k
Repo        : @System
From repo   : anaconda
Summary     : US English hunspell dictionaries
URL         : http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/
License     : LGPLv2+ and LGPLv2 and BSD
Description : US English hunspell dictionaries

[root@nyx myspell]# dnf info hunspell-en-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
Last metadata expiration check: 2:50:52 ago on Sun Jun  4 10:47:12 2017.
Installed Packages
Name        : hunspell-en
Arch        : noarch
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 0.20140811.1
Release     : 5.fc24
Size        : 545 k
Repo        : @System
From repo   : anaconda
Summary     : English hunspell dictionaries
URL         : http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/
License     : LGPLv2+ and LGPLv2 and BSD
Description : English (US, UK, etc.) hunspell dictionaries

[root@nyx myspell]# dnf remove hunspell-en
Dependencies resolved.
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                        Arch                                   Version                                                Repository                                 Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
Removing:
 hunspell-en                                    noarch                                 0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                    @anaconda                                 545 k
 hunspell-en-GB                                 noarch                                 0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                    @anaconda                                 543 k

Transaction Summary
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
Remove  2 Packages

Installed size: 1.1 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Erasing     : hunspell-en-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                    1/2 
  Erasing     : hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                 2/2 
  Verifying   : hunspell-en-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                    1/2 
  Verifying   : hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                 2/2 

Removed:
  hunspell-en.noarch 0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                                       hunspell-en-GB.noarch 0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                                      

Complete!
[root@nyx myspell]# dnf install hunspell-en-GB
Last metadata expiration check: 2:51:39 ago on Sun Jun  4 10:47:12 2017.
Dependencies resolved.
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                         Arch                                    Version                                                Repository                               Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 hunspell-en-GB                                  noarch                                  0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                    fedora                                  244 k

Transaction Summary
==============================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 244 k
Installed size: 543 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch.rpm                                                                                                                 1.3 MB/s | 244 kB     00:00    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                                         222 kB/s | 244 kB     00:01     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Installing  : hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                 1/1 
  Verifying   : hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch                                                                                                                                 1/1 

Installed:
  hunspell-en-GB.noarch 0.20140811.1-5.fc24                                                                                                                                                   

Complete!
[root@nyx myspell]# rpm -qa hunspell\* langpacks\*
hunspell-en-GB-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
langpacks-en-1.0-8.fc25.noarch
hunspell-1.4.1-2.fc25.x86_64
hunspell-en-US-0.20140811.1-5.fc24.noarch
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answered 2017-06-04 06:53:44 -0500

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I created an issue in Bugzilla for this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug....

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