Question in title. Is it possible at all with Sublime Text 3? Now I can download different spellcheck packages or use the built-in ST spellchecker. However, I would like to use the Mac OS spellchecker as it does a great job in auto-correction and auto-detection of language.

I'm on the last Mountain Lion with Sublime Text 3.

I found a plug-in that interfaces with the Apple Spellchecker. It's called CheckBounce. Unfortunately it's broken with the current version of Sublime Text. So any alternatives are still welcome.

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Sublime Text is tried to be cross-platform and as there is no built-in auto-correction functionality in other platforms, so if I was the programmer, I wouldn't relay on a feature present only in one of my target platforms and would implement the feature built-in my program to be portable to other platforms.
I love that feature of OS X too, but unfortunately I don't think if that would be possible in your case. :)

  • Thank you for your contribution. It sounds like a logical explanation. I just thought maybe a plug-in or hidden setting would exist. Nov 19, 2013 at 21:56

Old post, but by now a plugin exists that interfaces with OS X's built-in spell checker. See https://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11692. Haven't tried it myself yet, but will now!

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    In the edit part of my question (from nov 2013) I already refer to Checkbounce, but as I mention it's broken as of build 3049. Aug 15, 2014 at 9:08

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