Vim - Greek Spell Checking

Notes on setting up Greek Spell Checking on Vim

I have seen and used a few different ways on setting up Greek Spelling on Vim. This is an easy one

Get it
# wget http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/runtime/spell/el.utf-8.spl


Move it to the appropriate place --usually the following
# mv el.utf-8.spl /usr/share/vim/vim72/spell/


Use it
# vi test-greek-spelling
:setlocal spell spelllang=el


on some systems you just need to type
:setlocal spell spelllang=el
in Normal Mode as root and the downloading and installation of the Greek MySpell will happen auto-magically



Some related resources:
OpenOffice Greek Dictionaries
ftp.vim.org Greek Spell Checking Recipe
vim README_el.txt (use ISO-8859-7 to see the Greek Characters )
vim Myspell
a few ways to generate a spell
and of course ispell.math.upatras.gr





Vim Greek Spell Checking