GVim: how to set spanish speller

GVim is a fantastic code editor some say that it is eve a wonderful developement environement, but it can be as well a word editor with spelling checker for many languages.

You can use GVim as a word editor too with spelling features in many languages

You can download your GVim version from



Download everything that starts with es.*


And then copy the four files in this folder (Windows path)

C:\Program Files\Vim\vim73\spell

If you are on a Windows machine _vimrc is the configuration file and there you can add this line:

:setlocal spell spelllang=es

It will set the spanish speller as the default one

Tools > Spelling > Spellcheck On (Choose the language)

GVim spelling in other languages

If you a are new to GVim I highly recommend you to use the shorcut GVim Easy, so you can copy, paste and all the other text operations as with any other windows editor.

If you are a programmer you may enjoy the consolas font

Consolas font for windows, you can download if from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=17879
and add this line in your _vrmc file

set guifont=Consolas:h11