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Old 01-07-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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How to add new spell check dictionaries

Hi, I've finally figured out how to add an additional dictionary to Sigil. Here's what I've done:

I've downloaded the necessary files from http://hunspell.memoq.com/

Because I wanted to add a Dutch spell checker, in my case the files were:

hyph_nl_NL.zip and nl_NL.zip

Unzipping these files created hyph_nl_NL.dic, nl_NL.dic and nl_NL.aff.

I copied these three files to the Hunspell dictionaries folder, which in my case was located in C:\Program Files\Sigil\hunspell_dictionaries.

After restarting Sigil I could make nl_NL the active spell checker.

I hope this post can help other people who are struggling.

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Old 01-07-2019, 04:07 PM   #2
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I don't recommend putting custom dictionaries in: "C:\Program Files\Sigil\hunspell_dictionaries". They may not persist through a Sigil upgrade/downgrade/uninstall/reinstall (and I don't recommend modifying Sigil's Program Files directory regardless).

Instead, put them in the "hunspell_dictionaries" folder in your Sigil User-Preferences location (Edit->Preferences; click the "Open Preferences Location" button). That's what it's there for. That way, they will persist throughout any upgrades and such.
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O.K. man! Thanks for the good advice. I've moved them to the "hunspell_dictionaries" folder in my Sigil User-Preferences location. I wouldn't want to lose them.
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