Bug 970739 - Empathy can't spell-check language's with æ, ø, å
Summary: Empathy can't spell-check language's with æ, ø, å
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy   
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Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified Linux
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Assignee: Brian Pepple
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-04 18:10 UTC by Dennis Appelon Nielsen
Modified: 2014-02-05 21:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 21:40:21 UTC
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Description Dennis Appelon Nielsen 2013-06-04 18:10:26 UTC
Description of problem:
Empathy use aspell, and aspell's code for Danish is da. If I check the word file from aspell-da I see words including e.g. "æsel, æble, ø, å, ælte, økse, etc..."
but Empathy can't look them op in it's spell correction. 

Other programs like e.g. Libreoffice-writer can spell-check words with æ, ø, å, and it is using aspell to

I think it is because the language encoding Empathy is running under is not configured correct to use UTF-8

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install aspell-da and enable spell-correction in Empathy

2. Start a chat session and type e.g. "Æslet er trist" (Danish for the Donky is sad) 
The word "Æslet" is underlined with red, even that it is correct spelled.

3. Try with other words like (på, så, æble) all words is underlined with red even that they are listed in the aspell-da word lists.

Actual results:
Incorrect word suggestions from aspell 

Expected results:
No under lining with red, sense the words are correct spelled

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