SpellCheck help 12517 error when DL dictionary

  • getting 12517 error (something something secure connection error) when trying to download dictionary Using DSpell plugin.

    So I manually downloaded the files (en-us.aff and en-us.dic from LibreOffice/dictionary repo on Github) made a “Hunspell” directory in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\ and pasted the files there. Now EVERY WORD is marked as a spelling mistake. Adding words to user dictionary removes the mark for that word, and adds them to a file called en_US.usr in the C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\Hunspell\ directory. This user dict file is just a list of one word per line. I used NPP to open en_US.aff and en_US.dic and they’re full of code of some sort, not just a list of words (was thinking copy/paste to user dictionary, easy fix, right? Not so much)
    I tried a couple other plugins, but they required 32-bit NPP and I was running 64. I uninstalled 64-bit and installed the 32-bit one, and then found out the plugins I was looking at require Hunspell/Aspell anyways so what’s the point in using them and gave up.


    Win 7 X64.

  • Found a workaround/solution myownself; I DLed the ENTIRE LibreOffice/Dictionary repo as a zip, extracted the folder /en from it, and copied ALL the files in that into the C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\Hunspell\ directory, overwriting what was there. Reload NPP, now works. Musta missed the file(s) that told NPP/DSpell how to use the .aff/.dic files.

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