change language

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AeroBar, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi,

    The language on my Mac is English (US).
    How do I change the language to use English (UK)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    #2
    If you go into system preferences, international then under language click edit
    scroll down the list and select british english
    when you click ok it should go to the top of the lit and your spelling will be correct
     
  3. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Thanks. is that for Lepoard because I can't see it in Tiger on the list.
     
  4. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hello again,

    Microsoft word is not correcting any spelling and firefox is still using American English.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    #6
    firefox seems to use its own dictionary, this worked for me

    in the address bar, type about:config
    in the filter box type in layout
    look for layout.spellcheckDefault
    right click and modify and change the key to 2

    open a new window and go to google.co.uk
    type in a uk spelling (centre) and it will underline as red
    right click the word and go down to languages
    select add dictionary, this will take you to the firefox downloads and let you install a uk dictionary

    not sure about word, but hope that helps in firefox
     

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