I'm a relatively new LaTeX user and I want to know:

  1. Is there a way to link an external dictionary to LaTeX and
  2. what dictionaries are recommended?

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In the link of @Thorsten I couldn't find anything about Texmaker, and about particularities so:

  1. In general, all you need is *.aff and *.dic file, you can download them from OpenOffice dictionary packages (archive contains these and some other files) e.g. en_GB.aff and en_GB.dic placed in right directory does the trick.

  2. Dictionaries of the languages that you will be using.

For Texmaker specifically, you go: Options -> Configure Texmaker -> Spelling Dictionary

Maybe this should be a comment but I'm so far able to answer and not to comment.

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