How to make my Mac use British English and not American English?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kabunaru, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. kabunaru Guest

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    When I write stuff down, some stuff gets marked wrong when I write the British words. Basically, how do I make my Mac British?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    system preferences >> accounts >> make a new account and give tell it to use the british dictionary instead of the US.
     
  3. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    What if I don't want to make a new account? Can't I just change my current administrative account?
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    International > Formats > United Kingdom

    You do not need to make a new account.
     
  5. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    be happy you don't have to install 'additional software' to use different languages like other operating systems
     
  6. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Thanks so much. :)
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    ahh that makes a lot more sense :)
     
  8. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Doesn't get the dictionaries correct, however.

    Macs have a tendency to prefer US English and not much else.

    I've resigned myself to tursting my speeling.

    see what i did there? ;)
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    In any application using the spelling checker, press "Command-Shift-:" (colon, the character above the semicolon) and the spelling + grammar check panel is shown. In the popup-menu at the bottom, choose the language of your choice, for example British English, Australian English or Canadian English.
     
  10. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Thanks. :)
    Though, I wonder what's the difference between Australian English and British English is?
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    Have you set the dictionary preferences to British English?
     

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  12. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Yes, I have.
     

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