I have rather peculiar problem which I really cannot understand.
When I run AbiWord on my regular home computer, the spell check works normally as I would expect it to.
But when I run AbiWord Portable from a USB thumb drive while plugged into my regular computer, I always get the message: "Could not load the dictionary for the English (New Zealand) [en-NZ] language" and following this dialogue box, no spell checking is possible.
But when I plug the exact same USB thumb drive into my (much less powerful and much older) laptop, there is no problem at all, spell checking occurs normally.
In other words there is something that is preventing the dictionary to load when I run AbiWord portable which does not happen when I run the regular AbiWord.
And there is nothing wrong with the thumb drive since the dictionary loads normally when AbiWord Portable runs on a laptop.
I would really appreciate some suggestions, explanations or advice.