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Spellcheck variables, comments and docstrings

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Flake8 Plugin that spellchecks variables, functions, classes and other bits of your python code.

You can whitelist words that are specific to your project simply by adding them to whitelist.txt in the root of your project directory. Each word you add should be separated by a newline.

Spelling is assumed to be in en_US.

This plugin supports python 3.5+


  • SC100 - Spelling error in comments
  • SC200 - Spelling error in name (e.g. variable, function, class)

Enable Django support

You can enable support for a Django dictionary by adding the following to your flake8 configuration (e.g. your .flake8 file):


Specify Targets

Both comments and names (variable names, function names…) are spellchecked by default. You can specify what targets to spellcheck in your flake8 configuration (e.g. in your .flake8 file):


The above configuration would only spellcheck comments


The above configuration would only spellcheck names


If you have found word(s) which are listed as a spelling error but are actually correct terms used in python or in technical implementations (e.g. http), then you can very easily contribute by adding those word(s) to the appropriate dictionaries:

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