Starting in 8.5.1 (and written here), the functionality of Spell Checker has changed where it's uniformed across Lotus Notes, Sametime and Lotus Symphony in one Spell Checker engine.
In addition with this new functionality, additional Spell Checker languages are available as UpdateSite_xx.zip (where 'xx' is the language code), whereas as the "Legacy Spell Checker" feature still utilizes .dic files.
The question is now... how to allow your users to install the new Spell Checker engines? There are a lot of options possible, but because of the reason that we are Lotus Domino Administrators we will use the eclipse update site which will allow our users to use a menu ("File -> Applications -> Install -> search for new features to install") in the Lotus Notes client to install the engines. Or would you like to brother with fileshares? ;-)
This short how to explains you how to build a eclipse update site (to install all kind or Lotus Notes updates and plugins, not only the dictionaries) and add it to your environment to allow your users to install the new spell checker engines.
This how to doesn´t explain how to lock the Lotus Notes Client so that only one eclipse update site could be used. For these please read the IBM Administrator Documentation.
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