I use latest version for Linux (Alpha16 Patch3).
According to official guide:

1) (from web) Download The Spellcheck Zip Install Package, e.g.: en-US.zip
2) (from WPS) Review --> Set Spellcheck Language --> Install, and choose en-US.zip

But I can't find "Install" button:

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How to change spell check language?

2 Answers 2


updated for version 10.1

The extracted directory from downloaded archive (e.g. en_US, fr_FR, etc) can be put in /opt/kingsoft/wps-office/office6/dicts (all users) but also in ~/.kingsoft/office6/dicts (for each user).

Some dictionaries come with improper names. In each language-folder (e.g. fr_FR) the files have to be renamed so the package of each language has (at least) three files with the following names:

  • dict.conf

  • main.aff

  • main.dic

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Review --> Spell Check --> Set Language --> Set Default

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UPDATE: Ubuntu 18.04 with WPS 10.1, name and location of the dictionaries was not the decisive factor in my case: the new dictionaries would not appear in the list (under Review --> Spell Check --> Set Language --> Set Default) unless they were first added under Review --> Spell Check --> Spell Check --> Custom dictionaries --> Add.

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And there added from any location without changing their names - only then resulting in them being listed as indicated initially under Review --> Spell Check --> Set Language --> Set Default.

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  • 1
    I have supplementary notes to the previously posted answer: In my case text correction in WPS Writer only worked after I have copied the file "main.dic" (3,6 MB) from the installation directory into the user directory, and renamed it to "CUSTOM.DIC", so I replaced the existing empty file "CUSTOM.DIC" (0 bytes) > /opt/kingsoft/wps-office/office6/dicts/de_DE/main.dic > /home/*USERNAME*/.kingsoft/office6/data/de_DE/CUSTOM.DIC
    – gloschtla
    Aug 18, 2016 at 12:33
  • I have edited the answer after testing version 10.1.
    – user47206
    Apr 4, 2017 at 22:09
  • I have updated the answer again.
    – user47206
    Aug 25, 2018 at 21:19

I had a slightly different issue/variations: Running Ubuntu 16.04 and installed WPS Office via Snap

(First issue (off-topic) was a complaint about symbol fonts so I had to find and install them.)

With a Snap installation the dictionaries for me are installed under ~/snap/wps-office/1/.kingsoft/office6/dicts

Just don't extract the zip in a way that results in the files being owned by root. WPS Office won't be able to read the files (I learnt the hard way).

It's possible I didn't have to "add custom dictionary"; I can't be sure now, but I've since deleted their entries and I can view and switch my dictionary "Review > Spell Check > Set Language > (Default)" as normal.

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