Spell Checking on Zim for Windows

Asked by Dirk Niblick on 2017-07-14

I've been using Zim on Windows via the installer package for almost a year now. I really like it as an open alternative to OneNote. The only problem I have with the software is I can't get the Spell Checker plugin to work. I've read and tried everything I can find here and via Google, but those Dependencies of gtkspellcheck and gtkspell still show blood red. I've written a lot of stuff in my notebooks, but I don't catch spelling errors until I paste some of it into an e-mail or whatnot and not usually until after I hit send.

So, what is the solution for spell checking with the Windows installed version of Zim? I feel like this one feature would make Zim indispensable to most Windows users.

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Geri Wyszynski (geriwiz) said : #1

http://www.tinyspell.com/ There is a free version. tinySpell+ 1.9.62 license $10 -- I don't recall why I felt it necessary to purchase the license. Don't recall if there was a difference w/free and $$. Zim was useless to me without it.

I've done everything I've found on the internet about Zim and making spellcheck work. Probably put in more time than it took to write the original code. Never made it work trying everything I found and more- even adding the spell check to zim config file pointing to the spell check location and adding the spellcheck to the %path%. It was a deal breaker for me in the end, but the tinyspell does work in Zim. I did read recently Jaasp intends to get spellcheck working.

I'm giving it another look. As many bugs as I've run into and features I will miss it is still a great personal wiki that will fit my needs. I just hope there is still a burning desire to keep improving the program. If I believe there is, I'll start submitting bug reports and offering suggestions that shouldn't require starting over from scratch.

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