/usr/share/myspell/dicts you should have links to both the .dic AND the .aff file of the language (e.g.
/usr/share/myspell/dicts$ ls -og | grep /en_US
lrwxrwxrwx 1 24 Jan 30 11:21 en_US.aff -> ../../hunspell/en_US.aff
lrwxrwxrwx 1 24 Nov 3 13:03 en_US.dic -> ../../hunspell/en_US.dic
Then from configuration, make TexMaker "Spelling dictionary" point to the
This is the description/explanation from MySpell Wikipedia entry:
The spell checking is done using the .aff file for the locale together
with the .dic file. The .dic file is a list of words along with a
group of letters which refer to the affixes found in the .aff file.
This saves space because instead of having include all forms of a
word, like jump (jumping, jumps, jumped), the .dic file will include
the word once and the references to the affixes in the .aff file allow
the construction of all the other forms.
If you don't have an
.aff file, you can get one the
en_US .dic/.aff for Hunspell from wordlist.sourceforge.net.