Introduction to gspell

The gspell package provides a flexible API to add spell checking to a GTK+ application.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.0 platform.

Package Information

gspell Dependencies


enchant-2.2.8 and GTK+-3.24.22


gobject-introspection-1.64.1, GTK-Doc-1.32, ISO Codes-4.5.0, Vala-0.48.9, and Valgrind-3.16.1

User Notes:

Installation of gspell

Install gspell by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. One test, test-checker, is known to fail if the external package Hunspell is not installed. The tests also must be run in an X session.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: gspell-appl
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gspell-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gspell-1.0

Short Descriptions


checks the spelling of a text entered in a window.

is the gspell API library.

Last updated on 2020-08-21 04:11:43 -0700