'Learn spelling'

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lonepilgrim, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. lonepilgrim macrumors regular

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    #1
    When you ask OS X to learn the spelling of a word, where are these 'custom' words stored?

    After re-installing the OS and all of my personal settings (I thought) recently, the custom learned spellings didn't make it.

    I'd like to back them up. Does anyone know where from?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    #2
    Probably somewhere in the system library. Can't check right now where exactly there as I am on my work PC.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Its in your user home folder/Library/Spelling/<langid>

    where <langid> is your language locale.

    it will most likely be ~/Library/Spelling/en-uk (I think)

    Edit: I may have that locale ID wrong, but also wanted to note that had you used the Migration Assistant, these would have been transferred.
     
  4. lonepilgrim thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, so obvious now I see it! Thanks for your help.

    For some reason I don't trust the migration assistant.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    #5
    You should ;)
     

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