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It supports Hunspell dictionaries for spellcheck of other languages.

Ghostwriter is a Markdown editor with html preview. Previously I used StackEdit, but it’s web-based.

It has built-in US English spellcheck. It supports Hunspell dictionaries for other languages.

To install other languages is easy, for Danish:

$ sudo apt install hunspell-da

Substitute apt with your distro’s package manager. In Ghostwriter, go to Settings > Preferences > Spell Check (tab), and select the desired language. You might need to toggle the spellcheck or switch the language back and forth for it to work.

Here is a list of Hunspell dictionaries in Ubuntu (18.04) repo:

PackageLanguage
hunspell-afAfrikaans
hunspell-anAragonese
hunspell-arArabic
hunspell-beBelarusian
hunspell-bgBulgarian
hunspell-bnBengali
hunspell-boClassical Tibetan language
hunspell-brBreton language
hunspell-bsBosnian
hunspell-caCatalan
hunspell-csCzech
hunspell-daDanish
hunspell-de-atAustrian (German)
hunspell-de-at-framiGerman (Austria)
hunspell-de-chSwiss (German)
hunspell-de-ch-framiGerman (Switzerland)
hunspell-de-deGerman
hunspell-de-de-framiGerman
hunspell-de-medGerman medical
hunspell-dzDzongkha language
hunspell-elModern Greek
hunspell-en-auEnglish (Australia)
hunspell-en-caEnglish (Canada)
hunspell-en-gbEnglish (GB)
hunspell-en-medEnglish medical
hunspell-en-usEnglish (US)
hunspell-en-zaEnglish (South Africa)
hunspell-esSpanish
hunspell-euBasque (Euskera)
hunspell-frFrench
hunspell-fr-classicalFrench
hunspell-fr-comprehensiveFrench
hunspell-fr-modernFrench
hunspell-fr-revisedFrench
hunspell-gdScottish Gaelic
hunspell-glGalician
hunspell-gl-esGalician
hunspell-guGujarati
hunspell-gugGuarani
hunspell-heHebrew
hunspell-hiHindi
hunspell-hrCroatian
hunspell-huHungarian
hunspell-isIcelandic
hunspell-itItalian
hunspell-kkKazakh
hunspell-kmrKurmanji
hunspell-koKorean
hunspell-loLaotian
hunspell-ltLithuanian
hunspell-mlMalayalam
hunspell-neNepalese
hunspell-nlDutch
hunspell-noNorwegian
hunspell-ocOccitan
hunspell-plPolish
hunspell-pt-brBrazilian Portuguese
hunspell-pt-ptPortuguese
hunspell-roRomanian
hunspell-ruRussian
hunspell-seNorth Sámi Hunspell
hunspell-siSinhala
hunspell-skSlovak
hunspell-slSlovene
hunspell-srSerbian
hunspell-svSwedish
hunspell-swSwahili
hunspell-teTelugu
hunspell-thThai
hunspell-ukUkrainian
hunspell-uzUzbek
hunspell-viVietnamese

Edit (06/06/2019): Recently discovered Inkdrop through HN. It’s a note-taking app that supports Markdown and can sync across devices. I think the best feature is its ability to sync the scrolling in editor and HTML output, which is absent in Ghostwriter. I only need a simple editor for my current use case, though I might consider it when I have >50 posts.

Reading through the HN comments, I also discovered Visual Studio Code also supports Markdown and HTML preview. For a Markdown editor, it’s probably overkill though.