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milomak
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 2:27 pm

running 60.3.0esr on debian sid

under languages, check your spelling as you type is ticked
selected language is en-GB

yet whatver gibberish i have posted on this line has not been picked up by the spell chckr

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milomak
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 2:30 pm

running extensions
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 2:55 pm

Only a few locales of the official builds of Firefox from Mozilla like en-US comes with a Dictionary due to license reasons so you need to install a Dictionary, say the English (British) one. Distro provided builds may be a bit different. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/language-tools/

Ignore the Language packs on the page as they are for to change the language of the User Interface or UI.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2018, 9:17 am

i'm not understanding what you are saying?

i have stated i have en-GB installed so not sure how en-US comes into play.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2018, 9:27 am

Go to this site https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... age-tools/ scroll down a bit and in the right column click on and install "British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto)" then restart browser and see if spellcheck works.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2018, 3:04 am

milomak wrote:i'm not understanding what you are saying?

i have stated i have en-GB installed so not sure how en-US comes into play.

A dictionary is required for the spell checker to use to spell check words with. Only a few languages of Firefox comes with a dictionary due to licensing reasons.

Let's try again, the en-GB aka British version of Firefox does not come with a dictionary so you need to install the English (British) dictionary from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/language-tools/ which is at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/

Or maybe you need some pictures for you to understand better how to install a dictionary and use the spell checker.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

If by Languages you were looking at "Choose your preferred language for displaying pages" then that was not related to the spellchecker.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2018, 12:06 pm

You can see what dictionaries are installed and which is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu.

See also:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/layout.spellcheckDefault

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