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Spell checking - .oxt?

Apr 24, 2012 at 6:25 AM


It seems as if the types of files ZRE is expecting in its Dictionary folder in order to spell check are obsolete (.dic & .aff) because all the Spanish downloads (and most probably all other downloads too) in link to .oxt files, which ZRE does not read and of course don't use to spell check.

Is this so? If it is, could we expect a version which supports .oxt files? If not, where can I get the .dic & .aff files for es_UY (Spanish_Uruguay), or at least for International Spanish?

Thanks for this great tool,


Apr 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM
Edited Apr 24, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Internally, we use the DevExpress spell checker

They describe here how to use OXT files:

To quote:

You can use dictionaries from the project, available for download at the Dictionaries page.
Change extension from .oxt to .zip and extract files from the dictionary archive.
After unpacking, you'll find in the dictionaries folder a file with the .dic extension, containing a list of words, and a file with the .aff extension, containing grammar rules.

Apr 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Excellent! Thanks for that.

But still after putting the .dic and .aff files inside ZRE's Dictionaries folder, spell checking only works for en-US.

Some extra info:

This is the file I downloaded (as suggested from ZRE's "Edit project settings" window) is:

The URL provided by DevExpress ( seems to have all of its Spanish dictionaries links broken.

Any ideas of what could be causing ZRE to only spell check en-US?