Saturday, August 27, 2016

How to Block Wikipedia Banner Ad with Adblock and uBlock

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

How to add Spellcheck Plugin to Pidgin

I wanted to use spellcheck with pidgin but couldn't figure out how to install the plugin. I found out how to do it manually.

Versions 2.7.0 and newer use the dictionaries available from the openoffice extension download site. You need to download the appropriate language extension file(s) (files are openoffice extensions *.oxt, which are just zip files that contain additional data). Once you have downloaded a dictionary extension file, you can rename it so it has a .zip extension and then extract the *.dicand *.aff files in it to <Pidgin Installation Directory>\spellcheck\share\enchant\myspell\ (create the directories if they don't exist already).
If Pidgin is running, it will need to be restarted for new dictionaries to be recognized.
Versions older than 2.7.0 use Aspell; you can download both the Aspell core and a dictionary from the win32 Aspell website.

I used the Link for the English dictionary file,
Unzipped the .oxt file and put in C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\spellcheck\share\enchant\myspell