Manually Downloading Dictionary Files

If you have a working internet connection but receive a "download failed" error message when trying to download an additional language dictionary in Scrivener for Windows, a firewall or proxy server may be blocking the connection. You can work around the problem by manually downloading the dictionary files from the links below and copying them into Scrivener's directory.

  1. Right-click the link for each file in the desired language and choose to save the link. (The exact wording in the context menu will depend on your browser, e.g. "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As...".)

  2. Copy all the saved language files into the Aspell\dict folder inside your Scrivener installation folder. For instance, C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener\Aspell\dict.

  3. Restart Scrivener and go to Corrections in Tools > Options, then click "Select" to choose the new language.

Available Dictionaries

Afrikaans

af.rws

Breton

br.multi | br.rws

Bulgarian

bg.rws

Catalan

ca.multi | ca.rws

Chichewa

ny.rws

Croatian

hr.rws

Czech

cs.multi | cs.rws

Danish

da.multi | da.rws

Dutch

nl.multi | nl.rws

Esperanto

eo.multi | eo.rws

Faroese

fo.multi | fo.rws

French

fr-40-only.rws | fr-40.multi | fr-60-only.rws | fr-60.multi | fr-80-only.rws | fr-80.multi | fr.multi | fr_CH-40.multi | fr_CH-60.multi | fr_CH-80.multi | fr_CH-only.rws | fr_CH.multi | fr_FR-40.multi | fr_FR-60.multi | fr_FR-80.multi | fr_FR.multi

German

de-only.rws | de.multi | de_CH-only.rws | de_CH.multi | de_DE-only.rws | de_DE.multi

Greek

el.multi | el.rws

Icelandic

is.rws

Indonesian

id.rws

Interlingua

ia.rws

Italian

it.multi | it.rws

Kinyarwanda

rw.rws

Kurdish

ku.rws

Macedonian

mk.rws

Malagasy

mg.rws

Malay

ms.rws

Maltese

mt.rws

Norwegian Bokmal

nb.rws

Norwegian Nynorsk

nn.rws

Polish

pl.multi | pl.rws

Portuguese

pt-only.rws | pt.multi | pt_BR-only.rws | pt_BR.multi | pt_PT-only.rws | pt_PT.multi

Romanian

ro.multi | ro.rws

Russian

ru.multi | ru.rws

Sardinian

sc.rws

Setswana

tn.rws

Slovak

sk.multi | sk.rws

Slovenian

sl.rws

Spanish

es.multi | es.rws

Swahili

sw.rws

Swedish

sv.multi | sv.rws

Tagalog

tl.rws

Turkish

tr.rws

Ukrainian

uk.multi | uk.rws

Walloon

wa.rws

Welsh

cy.multi | cy.rws

Zulu

zu.rws