Spell check is working again in trunk. A custom gtkspell branch is needed however. Installation instructions on
John, as you see, the custom gtkspell branch comes from a redhat bug ticket: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=675504
This is from january, the last gtkspell release is 2009, and gtkspell maintainer has not integrated those patches (http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/). In debian I find a gtkspell3 version however, but that does not seem to have the required introspection, so I think this pulls from the default branch: http://gtkspell.hg.sourceforge.net/hgweb/gtkspell/gtkspell/file/adf4a22ad84c/gtkspell
As GTK developer, could you post to the correct channels so that perhaps this gtkspell branch becomes fully integrated in the official version? As far as I can see, in Gramps it works perfectly as before.