I downloaded a Brazilian Portuguese dictionary from WinEdT with file name br. Its properties box says it is a "Text Document (.dic)", which may help below but i do not know.
I placed it in a file folder called
C:\Program Files\WinEdt Team\WinEdt 9\Dict
WinEdT Help gives clearly written instructions, which do not actually say what to do. They say several times:
When you select the Dictionary Manager branch in the Options Interface, the toolbar in that interface contains a button that allows you to start the Dictionary Manager dialog.
Nothing at all like the dialogue box shown in WinEdt Help opened but I was taken to a file called Dictionaries.ini where i saw
[BUILD] DICTIONARY="" FILE="" ENABLED=1 MODE_FILTER="" LOAD_ON_START=1 SAVE_ON_EXIT=1 ADD_NEW_WORDS=0 USE_FOR_COMPLETION=1 ALLOW_COMPOUNDED_WORDS=1 REQUIRES=20100208
I filled it in this way:
[BUILD] DICTIONARY="brazil" FILE="C:\Program Files\WinEdt Team\WinEdt 9\Dict\br" ENABLED=1 MODE_FILTER="" LOAD_ON_START=1 SAVE_ON_EXIT=1 ADD_NEW_WORDS=0 USE_FOR_COMPLETION=1 ALLOW_COMPOUNDED_WORDS=1 REQUIRES=20100208
That may not be what they wanted, but I do not know what they wanted.
That part of code still reads that way now. But nothing I can do (including restarting WinEdT ) makes it spell check source files in Portuguese.
What should I have done?