Create a spell file for VIM
Since version 7, VIM has the ability to spell check documents on the fly. By default VIM only contains an English dictionary. To add another dictionary:
Open this URL: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Dictionaries
Select the dictionary you want to use. For this example I will use the French dictionary: French (France) Réforme 1990.
Download the dictionary and unpack it:
$ unzip fr_FR_1-2-0.zip Archive: fr_FR_1-2-0.zip inflating: fr_FR.aff inflating: fr_FR.dic inflating: README_fr_FR.txt
Then launch VIM and compile the dictionary:
:mkspell fr fr_FR
fr is the locale of the dictionary and
fr_FR the file-names
of the dictionary (without the .aff & .dic extension). If the dictionary
files were named
foo.dic foo.aff you would type:
:mkspell fr foo
VIM will generate a file named
string might change depending on your locale).
Copy the generated dictionary to
even better to
Then launch VIM, open the document to spell check and type:
:set spell spelllang=fr
And you have on the fly French spell checking directly in VIM!
More details in the VIM documentation.