[Tex/LaTex] How to install Kile 2.1.0 spellcheck libraries other than English


I need a french dictionary. At least, it would be nice to have any information on the location where kile stores its spell-checking dictionaries.

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I recently ran out to this problem, and this is how i got non-english language spell check working on Ubuntu 13.10, with Kile 2.1.3

1) Run sudo apt-get install aspell

2) Search the right language id from Available Aspell Dictionaries - gnu.org.

3) Run sudo apt-get install aspell-ID, where 'ID' should be replaced with the right language id (see link above)

4) From Configure Kile -> Editing -> Spellcheck -> Default language - drop-down menu select the language you just installed.

5) Check the Automatic spell checking enabled by default tickbox.

6) Click OK to save the settings. I had to press Alt + F7 and move the screen up with arrow keys to see the button.

7) Restart Kile.


I tried aspell and myspell spell checkers for Finnish, and they did not have very large volabularies. The best finnish spell checker is Voikko. To install it, follow these steps:

1) Remove any aspell or myspell libraries with

sudo apt-get remove --purge myspell-fi aspell-fi ifinnish ifinnish-large ifinnish-small

2) Install voikko with

sudo aptitude install openoffice.org-voikko libenchant-voikko tmispell-voikko mozvoikko

3) Follow steps 4 to 7 from the generic instructions (above)

! Please feel free to add the best dictionaries for your language above !