Learned Words

Spell checker engines rely on dictionaries to decide that a word is spelled correctly. To instruct the spell checker engine that an unknown word is actually correctly spelled, you need to add that word to a list of learned words. There are two ways to do this:
  • Invoke the contextual menu on an unknown word, then select Learn word.
  • Press the Learn button from the Spelling dialog box.
Note: To delete items from the list of learned words, select Delete learned words in the Editor > Spell Check > Dictionaries preferences page.

Adding Term Lists

Authoring in certain areas of expertise (for example, the pharmaceutical or automobile industries) might require the use of specific terms that are not part of the standard spell checker dictionary. To avoid marking these terms as errors, Oxygen XML Editor provides a way of adding industry-specific terms to the spell checker engine. This involves creating a file (term list) similar in structure to the file used by Oxygen XML Editor for storing learned words.

The term list files are specific for each language and can also be specific to each domain or area of expertise (for example, legal, medical, automotive, etc.).

To create a custom term file, follow this procedure:
  1. Create a text file using one of the following naming conventions:
    • <languageCode>-<name>.tdi

      For example, a term file for a list of French medical terms could be named fr-medical.tdi.

    • <languageCode_countryCode>-<name>.tdi

      For example, a term file for a list of English legal terms can be named en_US-legal.tdi for American English, or en_GB-legal.tdi for their British counterparts.

  2. Edit the term file you just created and add the terms. Make sure that you only add one term per line.
  3. Save the term file in the Oxygen XML Editor default dictionary location:
    • [HOME_DIR]\AppData\Roaming\com.oxygenxml\spell folder on Windows Vista/7/8/10.
    • [HOME_DIR]\Application Data\com.oxygenxml\spell folder on Windows XP.
    • [HOME_DIR]/Library/Preferences/com.oxygenxml/spell folder on OS X.
    • [user-home-folder]/com.oxygenxml/spell folder on Linux.
Note: To change the default dictionary location folder go to the Editor > Spell Check > Dictionaries preferences page.