Some words are hard to type, it is handy if Neovim can provide auto-completion for the words we are typing. We can achieve word completion in Neovim in two ways.
The first method is to use a dictionary file. The dictionary file is a text file which contains plain English words, usually one word a line. In the Neovim config file, add the following settings for dictionary option:
For Linux systems, the dictionary file is usually
Windows, there is no dictionary file. But you can copy the Linux dict file and
place it under
Then start editing a file, type the first several characters of a word, then
is cumbersome. You can add the following setting to
Now, in insert mode, you can press
<CTRL-N> to start auto-completion and move
selection to next word in the completion menu, while pressing
move the selection to the previous word.
Use deoplete for completion
The second method is to install
deoplete-spell. If you have
installed deoplete, the only setting
you need is
:set spell. Then you should be able to see the autocompletion
menu when you start typing characters.
There is also a plugin called neco-look
which uses the
look command on Linux system to provide auto-completion. But
it does not work natively on Windows.
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