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A large majority of the stuff I write is written online via Firefox or in emails via Thunderbird.

I use the English and German spell-checking feature a lot and I find the spell-checking works to my satisfaction.

I also write text using various flavors of text editors on windows. It would be great to use the same dictionary in my local editor as I use with my Mozilla apps, as that would reduce a lot of duplicated dictionary maintenance (adding the same word 3 times over) and I also found the Mozilla dictionary to work slightly better than then one in my texteditor. (I use PSPad atm. for simple text files / TeXnicCenter for LaTeX editing.)

So, is it possible to use my Mozilla dictionaries in my text editor (feel free to propose one that supports that)?

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I do not think that this is possible. I suggest you to use openoffice or something like that with its own spellcheck/dictionary. –  Michael K May 17 '11 at 8:59
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You can follow this guide to integrate openoffice and thunderbird dictionaries: http://hektor.umcs.lublin.pl/~mikosmul/computing/tips/mozilla-thunderbird.html

I don't know your text editor, but if it supports myspell dictionaries the procedure is very similar.

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Very nice tip, thanks. The symlink idea seems nice. I'll need to see weather that works in practice. (Concurrent access of the dictionary files by multiple apps ...) –  Martin Feb 12 '12 at 18:03
    
Ok, please let me know if you can use the spellcheck dictionary under concurrency condition. –  David Costa Feb 14 '12 at 11:58
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