WinEdt Dictionaries

WinEdt uses dictionaries to highlight misspelled words as they are being typed (optional) as well as for compilation of possible word completion(s) and the list of suggestions for misspelled words. WinEdt's Dictionary manager allows users to configure WinEdt for more than one dictionary. Environments that should not be subject to spell checking can be excluded...

You should read the Help in WinEdt's Dictionary Manager Dialog for more information on installing additional dictionaries and setting the numerous available options for your needs. For users of WinEdt 6 and above, the macro InstallDict.edt will ease installation of new dictionaries.

Note that there are now two versions of each dictionary: "ASCII" for WinEdt versions 5.x and 6, and "UNICODE" for WinEdt 7 and above. Make sure to download the right one.


The table below lists all available dictionaries (word lists). The sizes of dictionaries below refer to the zipped archive. The actual size of the word lists is approximately three or four times larger. Each dictionary is accompanied by a short text (TXT) file describing the relevant information pertaining to that dictionary's creation and installation instructions. You should read this file before downloading and installing the associated dictionary.

Dictionary Last changed Download Info
AfrikaansChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [510 KB] UNICODE [614 KB] TXT
BelarusianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [2436 KB] UNICODE [2830 KB] TXT
BulgarianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [411 KB] UNICODE [483 KB] TXT
CatalanChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [817 KB] UNICODE [944 KB] TXT
CroatianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [112 KB] UNICODE [133 KB] TXT
CzechChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1107 KB] UNICODE [1311 KB] TXT
DanishChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1124 KB] UNICODE [1358 KB] TXT
DutchChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [869 KB] UNICODE [1052 KB] TXT
English (UK+US)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [567 KB] - TXT
English (UK)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [537 KB] - TXT
English (US)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [420 KB] - TXT
FrenchChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [858 KB] UNICODE [1158 KB] TXT
German (new sp)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [2038 KB] UNICODE [2439 KB] TXT
German (old+new sp)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [1134 KB] UNICODE [1328 KB] TXT
German (CH, old+new sp)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [1126 KB] UNICODE [1319 KB] TXT
GreekChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1762 KB] - TXT
Greek (small)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [413 KB] UNICODE [2089 KB] TXT
HungarianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1171 KB] UNICODE [1412 KB] TXT
ItalianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1751 KB] UNICODE [2007 KB] TXT
LatinChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [3090 KB] UNICODE [3640 KB] TXT
MongolianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [5905 KB] UNICODE [7059 KB] TXT
Polish (huge)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [8645 KB] UNICODE [10471 KB] TXT
Polish (large)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [1388 KB] UNICODE [1683 KB] TXT
Polish (small)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [491 KB] - TXT
Polish (additional)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [164 KB] - -
PortugueseChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [1041 KB] UNICODE [1196 KB] TXT
Portuguese (BR)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [714 KB] UNICODE [814 KB] TXT
Portuguese (new sp)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [2950 KB] UNICODE [3412 KB] TXT
RomanianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [121 KB] UNICODE [142 KB] TXT
Romanian (large)Changed30/01/2016 - UNICODE [3949 KB] -
Russian (large)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [1384 KB] UNICODE [1745 KB] TXT
Russian (small)Changed30/01/2016 ASCII [517 KB] - TXT
SerbianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [468 KB] UNICODE [621 KB] TXT
SlovakChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [120 KB] UNICODE [144 KB] TXT
SlovenianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [532 KB] UNICODE [611 KB] TXT
SpanishChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [682 KB] UNICODE [793 KB] TXT
SwedishChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [391 KB] UNICODE [464 KB] TXT
UkrainianChanged30/01/2016 ASCII [851 KB] UNICODE [992 KB] TXT

The English (UK+US) dictionary consists of more .dic files to allow for different spelling conventions. The older, simpler dictionaries English (UK) and English (US) are available for those users who prefer a straightforward setup and don't want to make any choices ...

While the German (old+new sp) dictionary and its Swiss variant German (CH, old+new sp) contain two word lists for the new and the old spelling respectively, the much larger German (new sp) dictionary only contains words according to the new (1996) German spelling rules.

Some word lists are rather large and on a slow or low-resource computer they may affect the performance of WinEdt. Therefore, some alternative (smaller) word lists are also provided (for Russian and Polish).

External spell checkers

Since WinEdt can interface to any application, it is also possible to use an external spell checker with WinEdt.


Hspell is a free Hebrew spell checker. In addition, the project has also produced a Hebrew morphological analyzer, which for every valid Hebrew word lists all of its possible readings (valid combinations of prefix and inflected base word).

The project's site is at, where it can also be downloaded. Hspell requires a cygwin system.


New contributions are welcome! If you've compiled a word list that is currently not available and you would like to share it with others, you can upload it to and let me know:

Corrections or additions for existing dictionaries should be directed to the respective maintainer.