Change language for spell checking

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PartisanEntity, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. PartisanEntity macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008
    I regularly switch between English and German when working on my MacBook.

    I recently realised that I am doing something very silly, when I write in German, I copy the text into Firefox and use the German spell checker, then copy my work back.

    Today I had a massive "duh" moment, when I realised that OSX has built in spell checking.

    Now, I am writing an email in German, and I would like to change the language of the email to German and have the spelling checked automatically instead of me having to go through each word and telling OSX that it's a German word.

    Is there any way to do this?
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Not as simple as it should be, but if you open a document in any application that uses the OSX dictionary, and choose "Show Spelling" or "Check Spelling" the window will have a drop-down menu for selecting the language.
  3. PartisanEntity thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008

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