AppleSpell doesn't use Dictionary?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Demon Hunter, May 30, 2006.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, Pages doesn't recognize the word dysphoria, but Dashboard and Dictionary do. There are numerous cases of this. What gives?
     
  2. portent macrumors 6502a

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    No, the system spellchecker has no relation to the bundled dictionary. The dictionary is entirely for human benefit.

    Just hit "learn spelling."
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    If it's of any use or interest, you can select the word and hit cmd-ctrl-d and the definition for "dysphoria" will pop up, because this system function uses the Dictionary application's database. It's another way of checking a spelling if the system dictionary doesn't know the word. Great word, btw. I just clicked "learn" in my mental dictionary. :)
     
  4. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. :) CMD-CTRL-D ROCKS!
     

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