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hpr1948 :: Check Your Spelling in Vim

Frank summarizes how to use spellcheck in VIM

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Part of the series: Vim Hints

Various contributors lead us on a journey of discovery of the Vim (and vi) editors.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

http://www.vim.org/about.php

Frank Bell describes how to check your spelling in the Vim editor and to create your own wordlist.

Frank's ~/.vimrc file:

set ruler laststatus=2 number title hlsearch
syntax on
set textwidth=80
set spell spelllang=en_us
set spellfile=$HOME/.Vim/spell/en.utf-8.add

Illustrations:

Text file in Vim with spellcheck enabled:

A screen shot of a text document opened in VIM with mis-spelled words highlighted in a different color

Vim "choose the right word" list:

Vim options showing the text change ESC to and then providing a long list of alternatives. At the bottom you are asked to fill in the number of the alternative you wish to use

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Comment #1 posted on 2016-01-22T21:58:56Z by b-yeezi

Thanks a lot

This episode exemplifies what I love most about hpr and vim. I've been using vim for about 2 years now and lean new things weekly. I've already added what I learned here in my daily workflow. Thanks.

Comment #2 posted on 2016-01-23T20:09:17Z by Frank

I'm really glad you found helpful. Thanks.

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