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Accessible and easily installable hunspell dictionaries. Useful with nodehun, nspell, and others.


See each of the below packages for installation guidelines.

Table of Dictionaries

In total 63 dictionaries are provided.

Name Description License
dictionary-bg Bulgarian LGPL-2.1
dictionary-br Breton (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-ca Catalan (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1)
dictionary-ca-valencia Catalan (Valencian) (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1)
dictionary-cs Czech GPL-2.0
dictionary-da Danish (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-de German (GPL-2.0 OR GPL-3.0)
dictionary-de-at German (Austria) (GPL-2.0 OR GPL-3.0)
dictionary-de-ch German (Switzerland) (GPL-2.0 OR GPL-3.0)
dictionary-el Modern Greek (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-el-polyton Modern Greek (Polytonic Greek) GPL-3.0
dictionary-en-au English (Australia) (MIT AND BSD)
dictionary-en-ca English (Canada) (MIT AND BSD)
dictionary-en-gb English (United Kingdom) (MIT AND BSD)
dictionary-en-us English (United States) (MIT AND BSD)
dictionary-en-za English (South Africa) LGPL-2.1
dictionary-eo Esperanto GPL-2.0
dictionary-es Spanish (or Castilian) (GPL-3.0 OR LGPL-3.0 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-et Estonian LGPL-2.1
dictionary-eu Basque GPL-2.0
dictionary-fo Faroese (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-fr French MPL-2.0
dictionary-fur Friulian GPL-2.0
dictionary-fy Western Frisian GPL-3.0
dictionary-ga Irish GPL-2.0
dictionary-gd Scottish Gaelic (or Gaelic) GPL-3.0
dictionary-gl Galician GPL-3.0
dictionary-he Hebrew AGPL-3.0
dictionary-hr Croatian (LGPL-2.1 OR SISSL)
dictionary-hu Hungarian (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-hy-arevela Armenian (Eastern Armenian) (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-hy-arevmda Armenian (Western Armenian) (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-ia Interlingua GPL-3.0
dictionary-ie Interlingue (or Occidental) Apache-2.0
dictionary-is Icelandic CC-BY-SA-3.0
dictionary-it Italian GPL-3.0
dictionary-ko Korean (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-la Latin GPL-2.0
dictionary-lb Luxembourgish (or Letzeburgesch) EUPL-1.1
dictionary-lt Lithuanian BSD-3-Clause
dictionary-ltg Latgalian LGPL-2.1
dictionary-lv Latvian LGPL-2.1
dictionary-mk Macedonian GPL-3.0
dictionary-mn Mongolian GPL-2.0
dictionary-nb Norwegian Bokmål GPL-2.0
dictionary-nds Low German (or Low Saxon) GPL-3.0
dictionary-ne Nepali LGPL-2.1
dictionary-nl Dutch (or Flemish) (BSD-3-Clause OR CC-BY-3.0)
dictionary-nn Norwegian Nynorsk GPL-2.0
dictionary-pl Polish (GPL-3.0 OR LGPL-3.0 OR MPL-2.0)
dictionary-pt Portuguese (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-pt-br Portuguese (Brazil) LGPL-2.1
dictionary-ro Romanian (or Moldavian, or Moldovan) (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-ru Russian BSD-2-Clause
dictionary-rw Kinyarwanda GPL-3.0
dictionary-sk Slovak GPL-2.0
dictionary-sl Slovenian (GPL-3.0 OR LGPL-2.1)
dictionary-sr Serbian LGPL-3.0
dictionary-sr-latn Serbian (Latin) LGPL-3.0
dictionary-sv Swedish LGPL-3.0
dictionary-tr Turkish MIT
dictionary-uk Ukrainian (GPL-2.0 OR LGPL-2.1 OR MPL-1.1)
dictionary-vi Vietnamese GPL-2.0


Each dictionary can be installed on OS X by following this StackExchange answer.


New dictionaries can be added quite easily. Most importantly, they must be licensed with a free license, and they should be convertible by iconv(1) to UTF-8.


MIT © Titus Wormer

See LICENSE files in each dictionary for the licensing of index.dic and index.aff files.