Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

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 the following languages:

French (Continental)
Spanish and


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 Polish - 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

Learn more

EABase Jet4 (Online Resource)