Intro

This post is useful if you want to add custom dictionaries to your Sublime Text spell checking.

Remove default dictionary

rm "/opt/sublime_text/Packages/Language - English.sublime-package"

Add dictionaries from the system (from hunspell)

  1. create a Sublime Text dictionary folder

     mkdir ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Dictionaries/
    
  2. add hunspell’s dictionary to this folder

     # Portuguese
     ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/pt_PT.dic ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Dictionaries/pt_PT.dic
     ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/pt_PT.aff ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Dictionaries/pt_PT.aff
     # English
     ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/en_GB.dic ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Dictionaries/en_GB.dic
     ln -s /usr/share/hunspell/en_GB.aff ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Dictionaries/en_GB.aff
    
  3. add a predefined dictionary to Sublime.
    Go to Preferences > Settings and add the line

     "dictionary": "Packages/Dictionaries/pt_PT.dic",
    

Done!

Now, all the above dictionaries are in Sublime’s Spell Checker (View > Dictionary).