Do non-English versions of Mac OS/X come with a dictionary?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pinsrw, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. pinsrw macrumors regular

    May 30, 2010
    Hi all,

    If someone buys a Mac in France or Spain or wherever else -- not in US/UK/Australia etc where English is spoken -- do they receive a free dictionary application like the New Oxford American dictionary that we get?

    If so, how might I go about obtaining a free non-English dictionary from Apple?

  2. x0r-lord macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    oddly enough, when I change the language settings to french the dictionary program is in french, but all the definitions are in english (opps apple:eek:)
    the preferences says this:

    It supports Japanese! just learn that :D

    heres what you would use when apple doesn't help you (cause they wont)
  3. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    There are many dictionaries which work almost like plugins for Apple's You need an application called DictUnifier (download) and go to, although it seems to be down at the moment, here is another link with dictionaries: Installing them is pretty self explanatory, you put the tar file in DictUnifier and it does the rest, then launches Dictionary – make sure to go into Preferences and check that your newly-installed dictionary is enabled.

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