Mac OS 10.4 - Add a dictionary

Discussion in 'Apple' started by DouZe, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. DouZe

    DouZe Guest


    I have an english version of Tiger and I'd like to know if it's
    possible to install another dictionary? I need to write in different

    As you know, Tiger can check automatically the spelling in some
    applications, but always uses the english dictionary...

    Best regards.
    DouZe, Jan 2, 2007
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  2. DouZe

    Gerry Guest

    If you use TextEdit to check spelling it has several built in
    dictionaries. To change to another dictionary:

    1. Open a new TextEdit document
    2. Press Command Key + Shift + :
    3. In the Spelling window that opens you can choose your dictionary from
    the Dictionary popup menu in the lower left corner.
    Gerry, Jan 2, 2007
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  3. DouZe

    zit Guest

    Are you sure that is what you have?

    Snoop around in Apple - System Preferences - International
    zit, Jan 3, 2007
  4. DouZe

    Teo Guest

    This will only work on text edit. There should be a way to tell Mac OS
    X to use more than one dictionary on all the applications (Mail,
    Safari, ...). I have this option on one machine but I don't remember
    how I managed to do it (silly me) and cannot do the same on my new
    laptop ... I remember the I did not set this behavior with the
    preference pane but not what I did... Any hint?

    Teo, Jan 4, 2007
  5. 1. Open a new TextEdit document
    It works with all applications that use OS X's spelling code and
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 4, 2007
  6. DouZe

    Teo Guest

    Thanks Michelle,

    I didn't see the "multilingual" option in the list of languages and
    continued to look for a general setting. I now set the option in Mail
    and Safari and everything works fine.

    Teo, Jan 4, 2007
  7. DouZe

    Paul Sture Guest

    It works here in MT-NewsWatcher, as I a writing this reply.
    Paul Sture, Jan 4, 2007
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