Spelling dictionaries for Internet Explorer 11 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Where can I find the latest dictionaries for IE11 ?

    I've found these : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40289 but there are "release preview". Are they still current ?



    Friday, February 5, 2016 10:39 AM


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  • Hi,

    It depends on your windows version.... spelling dictionaries are now included with the option windows updates for language packs. Select the Tools>Manage Addons menu from IE to see if spelling checkers are still listed as a browser addon on your windows version.

    Start>Control Panel>Language


    type some nonsense in a textbox on a web page so that it is underlined with a squiggly line, then right click to display the spelling checker context menu... choose the option to change language.

    Web sites can also control what languages and spelling dictionaries and font families are supported on their web pages, eg. FB chat, so you need to change your windows language preferences first (winkey-spacebar) before the spellchecker for your chosen language will be invoked.


    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40289 is out of date as far as I can tell.

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    Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:14 AM
  • Hi,

    I need to deploy spelling checker to 13000 computers using software distribution. So I need the installation package.

    This is for Windows 7 64 bits.


    Monday, February 8, 2016 1:57 PM
  • Hi Michel,

    I currently don't have access to win7 to further research your question. I would expect that the system language packs would be included with OS images.... that is.. for example an English version of windows 7, either an OEM build or Technet/MSDN build will include the spell checker modules for IE in that language.

    As your requirement involves an enterprise licencing I would like to suggest that you contact Microsoft directly (support.microsoft.com). These are peer to peer support forums.... we do not work for nor represent Microsoft. The forum Moderators here may like to intervene on the thread to advise you further.



    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 11:23 PM
  • Hi,

    We haven't heard from you in a couple of days, have you solved the problem? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, February 12, 2016 7:00 AM
  • I opened a case with Microsoft. Here is the answer :

    The dictionaries provided at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40289 are the definitive dictionaries for Windows 7 IE11.

    Best regards,



    • Marked as answer by LMichel Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:11 AM
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:11 AM