[texworks] additional dictionaries

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:02:18 CET 2010

On 12 Feb 2010, at 08:29, Benny Lautrup wrote:

> Hi,
> Are there any plans of allowing for user-defined dictionaries?
> Or alternatively: How could I define an additional dictionary that would be
> incorporated in TeXWorks?

Do you mean that you want to (a) add entries (such as technical terms, names, or whatever) that are not in the existing dictionary for a language; or (b) add a dictionary for a new language that isn't currently available?

These are two different issues. For (b), you'd need to create "compiled" .dic and .aff files for hunspell, and drop them into the "dictionaries" folder. I don't know any details of how this is done - I've only used pre-built dictionaries - but I presume documentation is available from the hunspell project or elsewhere.

For (a), we need a mechanism to use an additional list of words in parallel to the pre-built dictionary for any given language; this will allow exceptions to be added on the fly (currently, if you use the "Ignore" option, the exception is forgotten when you quit). This is definitely on my to-do list.


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