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-10.1 platform.

Package Information

gspell Dependencies


enchant-2.2.15 and GTK+-3.24.25


gobject-introspection-1.66.1, GTK-Doc-1.33.2, ISO Codes-4.5.0, Vala-0.50.3, 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-app1
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 2021-02-21 15:09:04 -0800