Contributing to PyEnchant

Opening bugs

Please use the GitHub Template for bug reports

Submitting Pull Requests

If you want to submit a pull request, it’s advised to run the CI checks locally:

  • Install Python3

  • Install tox

  • Run tox with the proper list of environments:

tox -e website -e linters -e pyXY

(Replace pyXY by your current Python installation)

Note: you will need an en_US dictionary installed for the tests to run. See Installation for more details. for more details.

Updating the website

The PyEnchant website is hosted on GitHub pages and there’s a GitHub workflow to automatically update it every time a commit is pushed on the main branch.

You can also run tox -e website-dev locally to spawn a process that will watch the changes in the website/ directory and auto-refresh connected browsers.

Making a new release

Re-building the Enchant C library for Windows

In order to publish the Windows wheels to pypi, you must first compile the code in the Enchant repository so that the Windows wheels are usable out of the box.

To do that, we have a fork at where we publish DLLs for the Enchant library as GitHub releases, and a file that downloads them.

Publishing to

Then you need to bump the version number in setup.cfg and publish a new release on Pypi. You can do it with tbump, which will automate the process:

pipx install tbump
tbump <new-version>