Sublime Text - Spell Check

Sublime Text Editor uses Hunspell for spell checking process. Hunspell is the spell checker of LibreOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird, Google chrome and many proprietary packages. Sublime Text editor includes dictionary support for proper spell check of words.


Sublime Text includes UTF-8 encoded dictionaries. To implement a dictionary with Sublime Text editor, it should be first converted into UTF-8. If the user has UTF-8 encoded dictionary, it can be installed using the Preferences option in Sublime Text editor.

Install Using Preferences Option

You can select the dictionary from View → Dictionary menu as shown in the given screenshot −

View Dictionary Menu

Settings for Dictionary

There are two settings defined for the spell check of Sublime Text Editor −

  • Spell_check
  • Dictionary
// Set to true to turn spell checking on by default
"spell_check": false,

// Word list to use for spell checking
"dictionary": "Packages/Language - English/en_US.dic"

These configurations are included in the settings file. Added and ignored words are stored in the user settings under the added_words and ignored_words keys, respectively.

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