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To Enable {{{Padre::Plugin::SpellCheck}}} in Padre, go to Tools->Plug-in Manager, select Spell Checker in left area, then click preferences to open dialog and save your chosen dictionary and language. Tip plug-in has to be disabled to set preferences, see top right hand corner of plug-in Manager for status. Please note version compatibility, it's important, you can check what version is installed for {{{SpellCheck}}} use Plug-in Manager for Padre look in Help -> About -> Information
Padre::Plugin::SpellCheck v1.31_03 - Padre 0.97+
Padre::Plugin::SpellCheck v1.29 Padre 0.96

Padre Plug-in Manager

Usage F7

* works against whole file or selected text. * you can click on a suggested word to replace. NB in Padre 0.97+ with pp-sc v1.31_01 you can edit preferences from context_menu


You need to install either or both of the following, plus a language file.


$ sudo apt-get install aspell libaspell-dev aspell-en
check aspell is installed
$ aspell dump dicts
install current version.
$ cpanm -v


$ sudo apt-get install hunspell libhunspell-dev hunspell-en-GB
check hunspell is installed
$ hunspell -D
install current version.
$ cpanm -v


* Hunspell assumes static location
$speller = Text::Hunspell->new(
    "/usr/share/hunspell/$iso.aff", # Hunspell affix file
    "/usr/share/hunspell/$iso.dic"  # Hunspell dictionary file


* Release version 1.25 after Padre 0.96 is out * #383 {{{Padre::Plugin::SpellCheck}}} Add to dictionary * #384 {{{Padre::Plugin::SpellCheck}}} allow replacing a word by typing in a new word