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 11.3 platform.

Package Information

gspell Dependencies


enchant-2.3.3, ICU-72.1, and GTK+-3.24.36


gobject-introspection-1.74.0, GTK-Doc-1.33.2, Vala-0.56.4, and Valgrind-3.20.0

User Notes:

Installation of gspell

Install gspell by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

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

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