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The package uses NHunspell to perform spell checking and comes with an English (en-US) dictionary by default. Since NHunspell makes use of Open Office dictionaries, you can download additional dictionaries for other languages. To make them available to the spell checker, do the following:
  • Go to the Open Office Extensions dictionary page and download the dictionaries for the languages you need. Dictionaries for OpenOffice versions 2, 3, and 4 are supported.
  • If the downloaded file has a .oxt extension, rename it to have a .zip extension.
  • Extract the content of the file and locate the .aff and .dic dictionary files. These will need to be copied into the local application data folder which equates to one of the following folders based on your operating system:
    • Windows Vista or later: %LOCALAPPDATA%\EWSoftware\Visual Studio Spell Checker
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\EWSoftware\Visual Studio Spell Checker
  • Note that the .aff and .dic files must be named after the language they represent with no other text in the filename and the language parts must be separated with an underscore or a dash. If necessary, rename the files to match the required format. For example:
    • de_DE.aff and de_DE.dic or de-DE.aff and de-DE.dic for German.
    • sr_Latn.aff and sr_Latn.dic or sr-Latn.aff and sr-Latn.dic for Serbian (Latin).
  • Adding English dictionary files (en_US.aff and en_US.dic) to the local application data folder will effectively replace the default English dictionary supplied with the package.
  • Once the files are in the local application data folder and are named correctly, you will be able to select the related language in the General Settings category of the configuration dialog box.

NOTE: After installing the custom dictionary files, if the language does not appear in the configuration dialog, the files may not be named correctly. If the language is selected but spelling is still occurring in English, there may be a problem with one or both of the dictionary files. Please post a message on the discussion board here asking for help if you are unable to resolve the issue.

Last edited Jun 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM by EWoodruff, version 7


robdavis Aug 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM 
For the en-GB dictionary you have to search for the "Apache dictionary" as it is not in the linked results
It also contains Canadian, US and Australian en dictionaries