German nouns are normally spelt w/ a capital first letter, but can I make the spell checker stop caring about that?

  • :h spellcapcheck ? – VanLaser Feb 15 '16 at 19:51
  • @VanLaser, that is only for caps at the beginning of sentences, as far as I can see. – Toothrot Feb 15 '16 at 20:15
  • Did you try it? set spellcapcheck= – VanLaser Feb 15 '16 at 20:19
  • @VanLaser, yes, I already have it my .vimrc. – Toothrot Feb 15 '16 at 20:25
  • The option is local to buffer. Just try this in a new buffer: :set spell spelllang=de spellcapcheck= and start testing. – VanLaser Feb 15 '16 at 20:33

No you cannot make the spellchecker take care of it. In fact, treating German nouns as lowercase would be an error.

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  • According to contemp. rules, yes, not, for instance, in Grimm's dictionary. – Toothrot Feb 16 '16 at 9:49
  • Besides it should be possible to use lowercase privately. And when using a german word in English, kleinschreibung is arguably the most sensible, even if one cares about cont. rules. – Toothrot Feb 16 '16 at 9:56
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    That contradicts the official german spelling rules, besides, even Grimms dictionary won't adhere to the official rules anymore, since it is too old. The rule is, to uppercase write German nounds. Period. – Christian Brabandt Feb 18 '16 at 6:39

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