Additional Spelling languages

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by myname70, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. myname70 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to add additional spelling languages ? (manually , by adding the spelling files)
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    OS X spellchecker is essentially the open-source Hunspell engine. It uses *.aff and *.dic files as spelling dictionaries. This is the same format as used by OpenOffice and many other applications. You can either try to locate *.aff and *.dic files for your language somehow, or you can download the corresponding OpenOffice dictionary extension. That is an OXT file, which is essentially a zip with a custom file extension. Unzip it with a zip utility, and copy the dictionary files to ~/Library/Spelling. It should work.
     
  3. myname70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I copied both files .aff / .dic in this folder, but the language doe snot appear under the spelling menu. An din ~/Library/Spelling folder I do no shave ny other languages at all... just LocalDictionary file and dynamic-text.dat / dynamic-counts.dat files
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    Look at the Keyboard/Text under Settings. Does it appear in the Set Up spelling menu? It is possible that you need to check the box.
     
  5. myname70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does not appear in the settings... Strange..
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    What dictionary are you using? I tried with a third-party dictionary of Ukrainian, and it worked.

    P.S. By now, I am starting to doubt my sanity as apparently features that work under my 10.11 installation do not work for anyone else :p
     
  7. myname70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use ~/Library/Spelling . Now overwrite again both files and it worked :) Bulgarian language appeared in the settings. Thanks!
     
  8. stonerdt macrumors newbie

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    In Yosemite I could put the .aff and .dic Slovak dictionary files in the System/Library/Spelling location on my Mac HD so it was universal for all users but now in El Capitan, that folder is no longer there. So I also put it in my ~/library/spelling location and it shows up in my spell checker. I liked the first option but cannot tell where it might be now. I used to see the Polish dictionary in this system folder with the .aff and .dic extensions but it is not anywhere now either.
     
  9. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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