Spell checking with vim

10 February 2017

Spell checking in vim is very easy and just needs the following command:

:set spell spelllang=en_us

This will highlight all misspelled words. To turn off the spell checker just type in command-mode:

:set nospell

For german language we need a few files:

mkdir -p $HOME/.vim/spell
wget -P ~/.vim/spell/
wget -P ~/.vim/spell/

Now we can use the following vim-command to enable the german spell checker:

:set spell spelllang=de
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