Adding new dictionaries to aspell

Adding new dictionaries to aspell

   KB 1295        Last updated on 03/9/2017  

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ZCS 8.7 comes with dictionaries preinstalled for many languages. ZCS versions 5.0 and earlier only have English installed. To see the list of installed languages, run

/opt/zimbra/common/bin/aspell dump dicts

If you do not see your language in the list, follow the instructions below.

How to add a new dictionary to aspell

  • Download the dictionary for the language you want from
  • Extract it from the tar file in a temporary directory.
  • Set PATH to the binary directory of Zimbra:
  • Configure and install the dictionary according to the README:
make install
  • Verify the datadir and dictdir it must be /opt/zimbra/common/lib/aspell-0.60

You must reload the spell-service:

sudo -u zimbra /opt/zimbra/bin/zmspellctl reload
Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.7 Date Created: 3/9/2017
Article ID: Date Modified: 03/9/2017

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