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Can I get Afrikaans spell check on Evernote?

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Can I get Afrikaans spell check on Evernote?

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Yes, but not the default way because it's not supported. Since Evernote uses MySpell, you can download the language package from Debian.

Download Debian package: http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org-dictionaries/myspell-af_3.3.0-4_all.deb

Note: I've selected Afrikaans language by default.

Install 7Zip using the following link: http://www.7-zip.org/

Right click the .deb file then 7ZIP> Extract file and select a location. Inside the extracted folder you will have an archive called data. Use 7Zip and browse it, then follow the path: data.tar\.\usr\share\hunspell. You will have two files:

  • af_ZA.aff
  • af_ZA.dic

Now, copy these files to the correct directories:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\Dict on a 64bit version
  • C:\Program Files\Evernote\Evernote\Dict on the x86 (32bit) version.

After the files are copied, go to Evernote and enable Spell Checker for the installed language. Go to Menu > Tools > Options > Language. Locate the Spelling group box. Choose the language you installed and click OK, and you now have Afrikaans language installed.

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