Dictionaries in your Mac - Can one have the choice ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by igmolinav, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    I entered an apple store in Europe. I was looking at a
    computer. A person in the store started to help me.
    Unintentionally, we looked at the "Dictionary" applica-
    tion. It caught my attention that that computer came
    with several dictionaries that could be of great help to
    me. I wonder, if there is a way to get some of those
    dictionaries. My MacBook Pro came with English and
    Japanese dictionaries. I don't speak Japanese, but I
    would be happy to use other dictionaries!

    Any hints or tipps are greatly appreciated!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  2. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    I found this link:

    However, what I mean to say is that in Europe people get other
    dictionaries, including the ones above, with OS X 10.6. and they
    don't have to wait until 10.8 What is funny, if you will, is that I
    bought the computer in Mexico and no Spanisch dictionary is even

    Today I went back to the apple store where I was before and I
    took note of some of the dictionaries included in their Macs:

    * Multidictionnaire de la langue française - (French dictionary)

    * Duden aus: Wissensnetz deutsche Sprache - (German dictionary)

    * Diccionario General de la Lengua Española Vox - (Spanish dictionary)

    These are only some, their computers come with all the ones that
    came in mine, plus many others.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    There is a number of third-party dictionary plugins for OS X dictionary. For instance this one
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    At least in English, I find Google Search is the best dictionary (go figure).

    You are looking at the dictionary because u don't know how to spell it, but traditional dictionary wants you to get pretty close to what you are looking for. The geniuses at Google thought about the same problem for search terms and helpfully many times offers, Do You Mean to say THIS? WUNDERBAR!
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you for your posts : ) !!!

    @Leman - Yes, I have it since yesterday ; ) !!!

    @Mrbobb - I am doing google searches now !!!

    I am also using this one. (It is like a Webster
    dictionary, but in German. Similar to the one
    in the Mac computers sold in Europe):
    The only think I don't know yet, if there is a
    number of hits one is restricted to.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

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