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

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    May 30, 2010
    #1
    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. x0r-lord macrumors member

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    Aug 31, 2010
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    Ottawa, Canada
    #2
    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:
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    It supports Japanese! just learn that :D

    heres what you would use when apple doesn't help you (cause they wont)
    http://code.google.com/p/mac-dictionary-kit/
     
  3. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

    mrchinchilla

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    Mar 6, 2009
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    There are many dictionaries which work almost like plugins for Apple's Dictionary.app. You need an application called DictUnifier (download) and go to http://reciteword.cosoft.org.cn/stardict-iso/stardict-dic/, although it seems to be down at the moment, here is another link with dictionaries: http://www.stardict.org/download.php. 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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