AppleSpell doesn't use Dictionary?

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

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    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

    Feb 17, 2004
    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

    Jul 16, 2002
    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

    Mar 30, 2004
    Thanks. :) CMD-CTRL-D ROCKS!

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