Browser spelling checkers

Internet Explorer / Edge

Sorry, no support - YET. It requires an OS-wide speller, which should in principle be possible since Windows 8. We are working on it, but it has turned out to be harder than anticipated. We'll update the page as soon as we have news.

Chrome

Sorry - no support. Chrome uses Google's own spelling checker, which we don't have access to. And Google does not support the languages we are working on (please prove us wrong, Google!).

Safari

Safari uses the OS-wide spelling service in OSX. See the download options on the page for OS-wide spelling checkers.

Firefox

There are actually two sets of Firefox spelling plugins, one made by Tino Didriksen, and another built using Mozvoikko. The Didriksen spellers only work on Windows (for now), whereas the MozVoikko spellers work on both Windows and OSX. The language coverage is also different, with some overlap.

In the lists below, click the name of the language you want to download.

Didriksen spellers

Download language:  Version:  Documentation and source code:
Greenlandic Nightly build  Greenlandic project documentation and source code.
Kazakh Nightly build  Kazakh project documentation and source code.
Kyrgyz (Kirghiz) Nightly build  Kyrgyz project documentation and source code.
Tatar Nightly build  Tatar project documentation and source code.
Tuvinian Nightly build  Tuvinian source code.

MozVoikko spellers

Download language:  Version:  Documentation and source code:
Greenlandic N/A  Greenlandic project documentation and source code.

Installation: Double click the downloaded xpi file, and follow the instructions.

Usage: When writing in Firefox (or another Mozilla application), right-click on the text you are writing, and in the menu that pops up, select the submenu Languages, and from there select the language you want the spell checker to use. You will get red underlines under misspelled words.

Language menu in Firefox
NOTE
As seen in the screen shot above, Firefox does not know the name of many languages. In these cases only the ISO 639 language code is listed in the menu.

Firefox on Linux

The MozVoikko speller is available on Linux, but presently without support for our speller lexicons. Support should appear in most distributions later, but that may take some time. In the meantime, you can build directly from source.