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S Oliver
 
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Post Posted August 18th, 2003, 3:19 pm

How do I get the email to write and spell check in UK English, not American -?

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Post Posted August 18th, 2003, 4:28 pm

You can edit the dictionary file youself but I wouldn't recomend it as it's very big. Is it Thunderbird or Mozilla mail you're using? On Windows XP with Thunderbird the dictionary is at C:\Program files\Thunderbird\components\myspell\en-US.dic . You can drag and drop it into an open notebook window. A better alternative is to just teach it the correct spellings of colour and centre and so on. When it comes across words it doesn't know it gives you the option to change the word, ignore it or add the word to your personal dictionary. This creates a file in your profile and effectively makes the spell checker accept the correct spellings.

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Post Posted August 19th, 2003, 9:45 am

go here: http://www.mozcafe.com/download/index.php

and download the en-gb dictionary :)

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Post Posted August 19th, 2003, 11:08 am

clav wrote:go here: http://www.mozcafe.com/download/index.php

and download the en-gb dictionary :)

That site tries to install a dictionary into Firebird! How do I get it to install it into Thunderbird?
Edit- I see, it installed a myspell folder into MozillaFirebird\Components . Moving it to Thunderbird\Components does the business, thankyou!

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Post Posted August 19th, 2003, 9:00 pm

I'd never actually used it myself ... I don't bother with spellcheckers unless they underline things as you type like the one in MS Word.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2003, 12:57 am

I rely on it to stop me looking stupid as I'm slightly dyslexic. I didn't move from Outlook Express to Thunderbird until the spellchecker was added for that reason.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2003, 2:52 am

you can download dictionaries from http://lingucomponent.openoffice.org/do ... l#spelling.
Unzip the file and copy the .dic and the .aff file to thunderbird/componets/myspell/ and then move i.e en_GB.diff and en_GB.aff to en-GB.diff and en-GB.aff.
Greeting Ponder

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 10:39 am

While I hate to bump topics - Is there also a British English version of Firebird itself? Thanks.

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 11:47 am

another dictionary question: Is it possible to import a "custom dictionary" from Outlook or Outlook Express into Thunderbird/Mozilla? Thanks.

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 12:05 pm


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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 12:30 pm

Thank you. Now switiching to Firebird, purely to get rid of those misspellings. :P

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 4:11 pm

Anonymous wrote:Thank you. Now switiching to Firebird, purely to get rid of those misspellings. :P
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