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Spell Checker not working in libreoffice (fedora 18 and Other os)

Hi, I have had this problem following numerous installs of a wider variety of OS’s. Problem is characterized by Libreoffice spell checker not picking up on mistakes, rather than not being present at all. In crunchbang/debian the solution was to run:

sudo apt-get install myspell-gb

in command line. In fedora, the solution was to run

sudo yum install hunspell-en-GB.noarch

Anyone know why this keeps happening? Most people I know haven’t changed their whole OS in a while, and just upgraded – but this is a major issue for dyslexics like me, especially as you don’t notice the absence of a spell checker for a while necessarily, not unless you can see your mistakes (which I don’t)