# [Tex/LaTex] How to load a new dictionary in WinEdT 9

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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 br in 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=""
SAVE_ON_EXIT=1
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=""
SAVE_ON_EXIT=1
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?

The problem is that you have put your dictionary definition before the line

[DICTIONARIES]


in the file Dictionaries.ini, so when the relative configuration section has not started yet.

Putting the lines

DICTIONARY="brazil"
FILE="%B\Dict\br.dic"
ENABLED=1
MODE_FILTER=""