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dgoddard1
September 29th, 2008, 09:14 PM
When I post, the spell checker seems to be using a German dictionary

Examples of suggested spellings are:

For when, wehen is suggested
for post, prost is suggested
for spell, stell is suggested
for checker, Bucheckern is suggested
for seems, seemäßig is suggested
for German, Germane is suggested
for dictionary, direktional is suggested
for Examples, Examples is suggested
for of, Hof is suggested
for suggested, suggestiv is suggested
for spellings Sperlings is suggested

Ok, enough fun with this:D How do I fix it? My english spelling is bad enough that it will be a public service for me to have a functioning english spell checker. :)

pofigster
September 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM
The spell checker where? OpenOffice, Firefox, etc...?

dgoddard1
September 29th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Good Point, I am not sure where the spell checker resides, but it only happens when I use my dell 1535 Ubuntu computer to make a post.

I just tested it on another non ubuntu site and it is happening there, so concieveably it is the linux version of Firefox running under ubuntu as installed on this computer. However, I have no idea how it came about as it was not a problem at first. I have been trying to install Thunderbird and there were a bunch of thunderbird related language locale files that were inadvertantly installed and subsequently removed, but I am not aware that any of them were German.

LaRoza
September 29th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Good Point, I am not sure where the spell checker resides, but it only happens when I use my dell 1535 Ubuntu computer to make a post.

I just tested it on another non ubuntu site and it is happening there, so concieveably it is the linux version of Firefox running under ubuntu as installed on this computer. However, I have no idea how it came about as it was not a problem at first. I have been trying to install Thunderbird and there were a bunch of thunderbird related language locale files that were inadvertantly installed and subsequently removed, but I am not aware that any of them were German.

Firefox has a spell checker. That is what they were asking.

Edit->Preferences

To to Content -> Languages.

ubuntu27
September 29th, 2008, 10:35 PM
You can install new dictionary for Mozilla Firefox by going to Mozilla's Add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/) website.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3


Just download the English Dictionary :)

dgoddard1
October 1st, 2008, 05:18 AM
You can install new dictionary for Mozilla Firefox by going to Mozilla's Add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/) website.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3


Just download the English Dictionary :)

Tried that as well as the suggestion to go to edit-preferences-content-languages Neither of these has worked. even restarted fire fox and when that did not work restarted the computer. No change.

This all started when I tried to load thunderbird, accidently loaded the thunderbird language locale package for british english and then removed the packages that were installed. So It might be a little deeper than just getting the right dictionary. Just installing the english dictionary from the mozilla site did not seem to get the job done, so it must be something else.

Anybody got any suggestions?