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Spell check is installed and enabled in gedit, but the dictionary seems to be missing. When I enable autocheck spelling every word is highlighted as incorrect (and yes, some of them are spelled correctly).

I'm running a fairly fresh copy of Debian Squeeze and I'm not sure if it's a distro issue or otherwise. I can't seem to find any hints as to what the issue might be through Google. Any help would be great.

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It turns out I was missing the aspell package.

In my case..

sudo apt-get install aspell-en

or more generally...

sudo apt-get install aspell-lang
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