Sublime Text spell check

Sublime Text is a handy text editor which is also useful as a lightweight IDE. Most of the times, I use Sublime Text as my IDE to edit source codes. But recently I started using it to edit my text documents too. So the first thing I wanted in my text editor is a spell checker. By default Sublime Text provides two dictionaries. But you've to enable it to check the spellings because spell checking feature is not enabled by default.

Here is how you can enable spell checking in Sublime Text.

Go to View -> Spell Check or press F6.

Now Sublime will highlight your misspelled words. You can right click on any misspelled words to see a list of correct suggestions.

Spell check is performed based on the dictionary you've selected. By default you will have two English dictionaries (en_US and en_GB), but if you want additional dictionaries you can always download them from the below Github repository.

https://github.com/titoBouzout/Dictionaries

Like all the other spell checkers, Sublime Text's spell checker is also not really perfect. Sometimes the suggested words are not the words you expect. But if you are looking for a basic spell check facility, the default Spell check is more than enough :)

If you still want a good spell checker, there's a Github project that check's the spellings through Google. You can see it here : https://github.com/noahcoad/google-spell-check

Finally, it would be a good idea to disable the spell check feature when you are editing source codes with Sublime Text, otherwise it will highlight most of your codings :)

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