Use Languages Other Than English

Enterprise Architect is supplied with three dictionaries, for US English, Canadian English and British English. Additional dictionaries are available as a pack, for download from the registered pages of the Sparx Systems website.

The dictionaries in this downloadable file enable spell checking in these languages:

  • Brazilian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French (Continental)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish and
  • Swedish

Download the additional language dictionary pack



See also


Access the registered user page on the Sparx Systems web site.

Registered User page


At the end of the page, download the file from the Enterprise Architect Dictionary section.


Unzip the file into the Enterprise Architect install directory - C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA.

This makes the non-English spelling dictionaries available to the Enterprise Architect spell checker.

Select Spell Checker Options


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Spell Check permission to perform any spell check or change any spell check options
  • Enterprise Architect .EAP files default to use Jet 3.5 as the database engine; this does not support unicode character sets, which makes the use of certain languages - such as Portuguese - difficult, including spell checking words in those languages

    If you use such languages, it is recommended that you either upsize to a DBMS repository or set JET 4.0 as the database engine

    If your .EAP project is not in a Jet 4.0 database, you should also download a copy of the Jet 4.0 EABase model from the Sparx Systems website, and do an EAP to EAP transfer of your model into the Jet 4.0 file

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