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    Question No en_US dictionary in Ubuntu 12.04

    I have several issues with Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity Desktop, but I will focus here on the missing US English dictionary. And the wrong date format as well.

    I thought I had posted on this topic, but perhaps I started one and pitched it before I posted it.

    I did a fresh install from a Live CD of 12.04, and if I remember, I didn't have to change anything to have American English and keyboard. I did not find the standard American date format, "May 25, 2012" available. Only the European "25 May 2012" format, or all numbers.

    In all applications I have en_GB, with spell checker telling me I am wrong on "color" in favor of "colour" to name one example.

    Doing battle with the missing spell check function in Firefox, unless I open up more tabs, I went in and specified en_US, but it is not on my machine because it still uses en_GB for my dictionary.


    Now where do I go to retrieve a US English dictionary?
    Please advise.

    Any advice about the date format would be appreciated also.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by L a r r y; June 27th, 2012 at 01:47 PM. Reason: misspelled "date" as "fate"
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running on:
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    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: 1GHz AMD Athlon, 512Mbytes RAM, NVIDIA Video card, 64Mbytes RAM

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    Re: No en_US dictionary in Ubuntu 12.04

    Follow-up: After going through the MozillaZine forum looking for Firefox support, I was advised to go into Addons and get a spellcheck dictionary.

    I dug up the United States English Spellchecker 6.0, adorned with an American flag icon to its left.

    Now at least I get a reliable spell checker, which seems to pop up every time I get into a multi-lined field such as the edit window on a Wiki or the edit window for writing this post.

    I re-selected en_US in the place of en_GB in the Firefox config editor at about:config. This because I was still being flagged with British spelling errors on American-spelled words like color, flavor and the like.

    Even with several restarts of Firefox and checking the about:config for that en_US setting, I STILL get flagged because I forgot the U in those words.

    At least the dictionary works so far every time it is called on, even if it is the wrong country/region.

    Looking at my Add-ons Manager, there is no "Preferences" option for the dictionary, just a "disable" and "remove."

    Looking at the configuration editor, the line, spellchecker.dictionary is still user-set string en_US.

    So I guess I'll look in the ad-bloated Software Center for some spellcheck tools.
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running on:
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    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: 1GHz AMD Athlon, 512Mbytes RAM, NVIDIA Video card, 64Mbytes RAM

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    Re: No en_US dictionary in Ubuntu 12.04

    Still dealing with British spelling here. I seem to have half-corrected the issue in Firefox, by adding the add-on United States spellcheck dictionary, and my configuration still points to en_US. But the rest of the software seems to have en_GB spelling rules. Color, other words that end in -or instead of the British -our still get flagged, even here in Firefox.

    The time format is still wrong, but I have found no answers. Hoping there is someone out there who has seen the same issue, or can tell me what to apt-get install to fix this issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by L a r r y View Post
    Follow-up: After going through the MozillaZine forum looking for Firefox support, I was advised to go into Addons and get a spellcheck dictionary.

    I dug up the United States English Spellchecker 6.0, adorned with an American flag icon to its left.

    Now at least I get a reliable spell checker, which seems to pop up every time I get into a multi-lined field such as the edit window on a Wiki or the edit window for writing this post.

    I re-selected en_US in the place of en_GB in the Firefox config editor at about:config. This because I was still being flagged with British spelling errors on American-spelled words like color, flavor and the like.

    Even with several restarts of Firefox and checking the about:config for that en_US setting, I STILL get flagged because I forgot the U in those words.

    At least the dictionary works so far every time it is called on, even if it is the wrong country/region.

    Looking at my Add-ons Manager, there is no "Preferences" option for the dictionary, just a "disable" and "remove."

    Looking at the configuration editor, the line, spellchecker.dictionary is still user-set string en_US.

    So I guess I'll look in the ad-bloated Software Center for some spellcheck tools.
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running on:
    2.8 GHz Pentium 4 with 1.2 GiB of RAM
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: 1GHz AMD Athlon, 512Mbytes RAM, NVIDIA Video card, 64Mbytes RAM

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