Monday, March 18, 2013

NHunspell v1.1.0 released (Think "Hunspell for .Net" or "That spell check engine that's used all over, in a .Net version, has been updated")




NHunspell 1.1.0 RTM

  • Releasing NHunspell 1.1.0 RTM
  • Hunspell 1.3.2, Hyphen 2.8.6
  • Patches till 2013-03-14

Spell Checker, Hyphenation and Thesaurus: NHunspell

NHunspell brings the spell checking, hyphenation and thesaurus to the Microsoft® .NET Framework. NHunspell is C# library and wraps native libraries for Hunspell, Hyphen and MyThes. One design goal of this library and wrapper is to keep the source code of the included libraries as unmodified as possible. New versions of the base libraries can therefore easily adopted to NHunspell.

The integrated libraries are used in OpenOffice and they work with the dictionaries published on


NHunspell is licensed under: GPL/LGPL/MPL. Free use in commercial applications is permitted according to the LGPL and MPL licenses. Your commercial application can link against the NHunspell DLLs.


The spell checker library Hunspell is a state of the art spell checker for languages with complex word compunding and rich morphology. It was written by László Németh for spell checking of the Hungarian language and can be used with utf8 encoded unicode directories. Hunspell is based on MySpell and can use MySpell directories too.

Hunspell is the default spell checker of OpenOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, Google Chrome and the Apple MAC OS/X operating system since version 10.6 "Snow Leopard". ...



Good to see this project is alive and kicking. You caught you can get it via NuGet too, right?


Related Past Post XRef:
NHunspell - 0.9.2 released and two cool C# & VB.Net Code Projects too
Hunspell (Open Office’s Spell Checker) wrapped for .Net = NHunspell – Your LGPL spell checker, hyphenation library for .Net


Anonymous said...

I love NHunspell (or the concept), but nowhere is it clear HOW to install and use external dictionary files. Specifically, where are the dictionary files installed - bin directory along with DLLs?

Greg Duncan said...

You set to the path to the dictionaries, so they can be in with the DLL or you can set a complete path. Check out and for examples