[Tex/LaTex] Dictionary for TeXstudio: “No dictionary Available”


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?

Best Answer

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

The following applies to versions before 2.7.2, newer versions (after a bug-fix in 2.11.2) recognize the `.oxt' extension so steps 2 and 3 become superfluous.

So here are 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!
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