English UK language with US formatted numbers

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  1. l0uismustdie macrumors regular

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    Hello, I am trying to set my language (for auto-correct, etc) to British English and have my number formatting as US format. This is so I can have the correct formatting for SMS messaging in Messages but use the British UK dictionary. Is this possible? Any ideas?
     
  2. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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  3. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text and select British English. At the bottom of the list you can also drag around languages to change priority by hitting "Set Up...".

    Then go to System Preferences > Language and Region and select United States as region.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I’m not sure what you mean with ‘US number’ either. OS X handles phone number matching automatically, based on country-specific conventions. That is not related to your system language or locale, I think.
     
  5. l0uismustdie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    mojolicious: what i mean by 'US formatted numbers' is numbers formatted non-internationally. For example, US format: +1 (XXX) XXX-XXXX and UK format: +44 XX XXXX XXXX

    n-evo: perfect. thanks so much :)

    KALLT: this is actually related to the system language. If you have your 'Language & Region' set to a different location than where your phone is the pattern matching Messages uses won't be able to recognise the numbers correctly.
     

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