I began my physics studies last summer. All our written assignment is in LaTeX and that's ok - and I use Texmaker. I think Texmanker is a good program and I have just one problem with it. I can't install a danish spellcheck and use it in LaTeX. That is not nice, so I really need your help!

Help me please. Tell me where and how to install a danish spellcheck and how to use it in Texmaker, pls. I am desperate! :/

  • A late post, but I found it useful, look here for those who keep looking in this direction. – Darkmoor Nov 15 '17 at 20:46

Step one is to download a dictionary, if you haven't done that already. The dictionaries are the same kind used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice and others, and can be downloaded from e.g. http://archive.services.openoffice.org/pub/mirror/OpenOffice.org/contrib/dictionaries/ The Danish one is da_DK.zip.

After downloading, unzip the archive, and place it somewhere convenient. It doesn't really matter where you place the files, I think.

To activate the dictionary in Texmaker, go to Options --> Configure Texmaker, and look under the Editor page. In the middle there is a field called Spelling dictionary. Click the folder icon next to it (highlighted in screenshot) to browse for the files you just downloaded and unpacked. Among the downloaded files there is one called da_DK.dic, which is the one you want. Click OK, and you're done.

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Updated Dictionary Link

The new working link for acquiring Danish Language can be found on Apache OpenOffice Extensions. Just unpack the .oxt file as an ordinary ZIP file.

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    link is 404. wps-community.org/download/dicts this one worked – Antigluk Apr 4 '16 at 7:08

Linux (Ubuntu) users must

  1. download the dictionary for English spelling check, download en_GB then unZIP it and copy it to along with complete path at /user/share/texmaker/en_GB.dic.

  2. Go to Options --> Configure Texmaker --> Editor --> spelling dictionary and provide complete path where unzipped dictionary file with .dic extension is present. Now for spelling checking open your TeX file and press Shift+Ctrl+F7 you will see all word with spelling mistake would be underlined with red color.

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! – Heiko Oberdiek May 3 '14 at 19:43
  • I have myspell-pt-br installed, but the corresponding dictionaries don't appear on Texmaker (LO Writer is OK). What gives? – Waldir Leoncio Oct 2 '15 at 14:07
  • Nevermind. Thanks to the discussion at askubuntu.com/q/24749/48105, I found out what happened: I've installed myspell-bt-br but it wasn't showing at /usr/share/myspell/dicts. Turns out pt_BR.dic was at '/usr/share/hunspell, even though there is no such package as myspell-pt-br`. Go figure. – Waldir Leoncio Oct 2 '15 at 14:27
  • Your link is 404 now... – Antigluk Apr 4 '16 at 7:03
  • wps-community.org/download/dicts this is working one – Antigluk Apr 4 '16 at 7:08

The links for downloading the dictionaries in the other answers don't seem to work anymore. But the required files may be on your package manager. For example, on ubuntu, you can install the dictionaries with the command (for greek):

sudo apt install myspell-el-gr

And then select the dictionary from

Options --> Configure Texmaker --> Editor --> Spelling dictionary
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