Installing additional dictionaries
Brightspot comes with generic English and Spanish dictionaries for spell checking. You need to install additional dictionaries if you want to use region-specific spelling, such as UK English or Mexican Spanish, or if you want to spell check in a language other than English or Spanish.
To install an additional dictionary:
Download or create the Hunspell dictionary, both a
.dicfile and an
.afffile. Give each file a base name
- The last two letters of the base name must be a language code that Java recognizes. For a list of two-letter language codes, see List of ISO 639-1 codes.
- Installing a dictionary
HunspellDictionary_enreplaces Brightspot’s internal US English dictionary.
- Place the files in
- Rebuild your Brightspot project.
Brightspot uses the installed dictionary for users with the matching locale. For example, if you installed a dictionary
HunspellDictionary_fr.dic, and a user’s locale is French, Brightspot spell checks the user’s text in French. If a user selects a locale for which there is no matching dictionary, spelling falls back to the browser (which has its own rules for spell checking).
- hunspell(4) - Linux man page
- Hunspell English Dictionaries
- wooorm dictionaries (an excellent source for standard dictionaries in many languages)