Enable Spell Checking in Sublime


Sublime Text uses Hunspell for its spell checking support. Additional dictionaries can be obtained from the OpenOffice.org Extension List


Sublime Text currently only supports UTF-8 encoded dictionaries. Most dictionaries are not encoded in UTF-8, instead using a more compact encoding for the language in question. To use a dictionary with Sublime Text, it'll first need to be converted into UTF-8.
Once you have a UTF-8 encoded dictionary, it can be installed by placing it in a package, for example, Packages/User, which you can access from the Preferences/Browse Packages menu item. Once the file is in place, you can select the dictionary from the View/Dictionary menu.s


There are two settings that effect the spell checking: spell_check, which controls if spell checking is enabled, and dictionary, which gives the path to the dictionary file to use. For example:
"spell_check": true,
"dictionary": "Packages/Language - English/en_US.dic"


  • next_misspelling: Select the next misspelling
  • prev_misspelling: Select the previous misspelling
  • ignore_word: Adds the word given by the word argument to the ignore list


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