Resolved Spotlight results in Chinese american

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  1. macrumorsprofile macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    How do I get Spotlight show American English dictionary search results? I have tried everything I've read online. Please see how my settings are in the pictures. Thanks so much if you can help with this!
     

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  2. jerwin, Dec 11, 2015
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    jerwin macrumors 65816

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  3. macrumorsprofile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. I just read the linked article. Unfortunately I have already done just what it suggests, and without help. See attached picture for reference. The thing is I dont want to see Chinese results. Im only interested in English and spanish results.
     

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  4. jerwin, Dec 11, 2015
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    jerwin macrumors 65816

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    type
    defaults read com.apple.DictionaryServices
    in the terminal, and post the results?

    Mine reads

    Typhon:~ jeremy$ defaults read com.apple.DictionaryServices

    {

    DCSDictionaryPrefs = {

    "com.apple.dictionary.NOAD" = {

    pronunciation = 0;

    version = 1;

    };

    "com.apple.dictionary.Wikipedia" = {

    "com.apple.Dictionary.onlineDictionary.networkNoticeShown" = 1;

    "language-da" = 0;

    "language-de" = 0;

    "language-en" = 1;

    "language-es" = 0;

    "language-fi" = 0;

    "language-fr" = 0;

    "language-it" = 0;

    "language-ja" = 0;

    "language-ko" = 0;

    "language-nl" = 0;

    "language-no" = 0;

    "language-pl" = 0;

    "language-pt" = 0;

    "language-ru" = 0;

    "language-sv" = 0;

    "language-zh/cn/Hans" = 0;

    "language-zh/tw/Hant" = 0;

    "other_languages" = "";

    version = 1;

    };

    };

    DCSServiceWindowType = 1;

    }


    So if the top entry is Chinese (com.apple.dictionary.zh_CN-en.OCD) , perhaps that's your culprit. Does changing your region change what spotlight uses as its dictionary?
     
  5. macrumorsprofile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much. This was the reason.
     

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