Spell Checking

Virtaal provides spell checking for translators to see possible typing and spelling mistakes. Where the relevant spell checkers are available, it will be enabled for both the source and target text. Possible misspellings will be underlined in red, and the context menu could provide suggestions and the ability to add it to the personal word list.


New in version 0.7.

Currently only Hunspell and Myspell spell checkers are supported. You need to install spell checkers for the languages that you are interested in.

Copy the .aff and .dic files into Application Data\enchant\myspell\ for your account. If you are the Administrator user, that could be in:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\enchant\myspell\


On Linux systems, you need to have the following packages installed:

  • enchant
  • pyenchant
  • gtkspell
  • pygtkspell (might be packaged as gnome-python-extras or something similar)
  • Spell checkers for the languages that you are interested in (all checkers supported by your enchant installation should be usable)