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Old 07-11-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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My spell checker in the browser is checking British instead of US English


My spell checker in the browser is checking British English instead of US English. (LibreOffice however is checking US English.) I've been using Mozilla as the browser so I checked the preferences and US English is selected. (see screenshot) Anybody know what might be happening? Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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What you are showing is your preferences for your browser's language. The spelling is a different matter.
By default, firefox has spelling enable for any entry box where you can type more that one line, like when you post in this forum.
Right click on the box to write and you'll see languages as an option on the menu. Make sure it is what you want.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...+spell+checker

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Old 07-11-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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My spell checker in the browser is checking British English instead of US English. (LibreOffice however is checking US English.) I've been using Mozilla as the browser so I checked the preferences and US English is selected. (see screenshot) Anybody know what might be happening?
Hi Gregg...

Do any of the solutions here or here help?

Regards...

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Old 07-11-2015, 06:41 PM   #4
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What you are showing is your preferences for your browser's language. The spelling is a different matter.
By default, firefox has spelling enable for any entry box where you can type more that one line, like when you post in this forum.
Right click on the box to write and you'll see languages as an option on the menu. Make sure it is what you want.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...+spell+checker
Thanks Aia. That did it. Appreciate it.

---------- Post added 07-11-15 at 06:41 PM ----------

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Hi Gregg...

Do any of the solutions here or here help?

Regards...
Aia's thing worked, Ardvark, but I'll keep those links you gave me in mind just in case there's complications. Thanks.
 
Old 07-11-2015, 06:47 PM   #5
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Firefox 27.0.1

I have US Dictionary and it is selected, but both
canceled and cancelled
pass right through. I KNOW I did not "Add to dictionary" for "cancelled".

Code:
ls -1 /opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US*
/opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US.aff
/opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US.dic
and now cancelled
doesn't pass and all I did was install https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...+spell+checker

The plot thickens.

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Old 07-11-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
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Hi Gregg...

Glad you got it fixed.

Regards...
 
Old 07-11-2015, 06:54 PM   #7
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Firefox 27.0.1

I have US Dictionary and it is selected, but both
canceled and cancelled
pass right through. I KNOW I did not "Add to dictionary" for "cancelled".

Code:
ls -1 /opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US*
/opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US.aff
/opt/firefox/dictionaries/en-US.dic
and now cancelled
doesn't pass and all I did was install https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...+spell+checker

The plot thickens.
It's all the Brits' fault!
 
  


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