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I have trouble spell checking my document in TeXstudio. When I press spellcheck, I get the error No dictionary Available. Am I supposed to install a dictionary separately? How? Any suggestion?

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Don't have time to write an answer, but take a look at code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/SpellingDictionaries –  Torbjørn T. Dec 19 '12 at 17:05

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TeXStudio uses the OpenOffice spelling dictionaries (as well as thesaurus). You can download any number of them from the OpenOffice site. The OpenOffice files have the extension .oxt but are actually .zip files so just change the extension and extract the dictionary. You place the dictionary files in the Dictionary folder in your TeXstudio installation. The disctionary then appears in the list when you open the "Configure TeXstudio" under "Optons" in TeXstudio.

EDIT: For weird reasons, the dictionaries link from the given link doesn't work. Instead use the following link: List of dictionaries. So here is the steps:

  1. download your dictionary (.oxt)
  2. change the extension to .zip
  3. unzip the files in a folder
  4. In TeXstudio preference, under Spell Checking Dictionary, change the directory to the folder you put your dictionary in
  5. reset TeXstudio.
  6. You are all set!

http://extensions.openoffice.org/dictionaries

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thx a lot @peterJansson –  Daniteba Apr 28 '13 at 16:51
    
If you (like me) want to use multiple dictionaries you can copy the xx_XX.dic, xx_XX.aff and optional .dat,.stopWords and.badWords from the file into the common folder. –  dtech Sep 22 '13 at 12:30
    
The dictionary pages have been updated, I've found the extension link by checking version history. There there were links provided to the latest language versions. –  Sam Vloeberghs Mar 13 at 7:31

you may need to set the dictionary path in two places:

  1. Options>Configure TexStudio>General>Dictionary [Dictionaries spelling directory]
  2. Options>Configure TexStudio>Grammar>Internal [Wordlist Directory]
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Welcome to TeX.sx! –  Peter Jansson Apr 30 '13 at 7:10

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