how to change the universal spell checker to British English?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Longey Nowze, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

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    I have Snow Leopard, I went to the Dictionary application and changed the preference to "British English (IPA)" but it still checks things like colour as misspelled. is there something I am missing? I went to System Preferences>International and under the Text tap changed spelling to "British English" but still it flags colour as wrong... am I missing something?

    Thanks
    MaT
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    What applications are you spell-checking in? For example, remember that Microsoft Office uses its own dictionary rather than the universal one, configured from within the app itself.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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  4. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences > Language & Text, then Text tab, for spelling select British English.
     
  5. Longey Nowze thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Thank you guys that worked for me... don't know exactly what I did everything at once... but it worked out... I will try it on my sister's iMac... one buy one and see which works

    Thank you
    MaT
     

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