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Check Spelling not showing english

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  • Letzte Antwort von Dr. Duckling

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I have added addons both english GB and US and i added them in the language setting too but no matter what i can't select them in the spell check when spell checking words like this one the only one that appears is Swedish which is my language, i hope you guys can help me because i checked other reports on this issue but as far as i encountered they were already english people using english browser with english spell check or smth like that

I have added addons both english GB and US and i added them in the language setting too but no matter what i can't select them in the spell check when spell checking words like this one the only one that appears is Swedish which is my language, i hope you guys can help me because i checked other reports on this issue but as far as i encountered they were already english people using english browser with english spell check or smth like that

Ausgewählte Lösung

It looks you installed the en-GB and en-US language packs and not a spell check dictionary since you only have the Swedish dictionary. This is a misunderstanding we regularly see happen.

  • name:"English (GB) Language Pack"; type:"locale"; version:"94.0buildid20211103134640"; isActive:true; id:"langpack-en-GB@firefox.mozilla.org";
  • name:"English (US) Language Pack"; type:"locale"; version:"94.0buildid20211103134640"; isActive:true; id:"langpack-en-US@firefox.mozilla.org";

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell check you need a dictionary. A language pack provides string translations for the user interface.


You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

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excuse me i wanted to add an image but it didn't work had to convert it to jpg, this is how it looks for me

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Ausgewählte Lösung

It looks you installed the en-GB and en-US language packs and not a spell check dictionary since you only have the Swedish dictionary. This is a misunderstanding we regularly see happen.

  • name:"English (GB) Language Pack"; type:"locale"; version:"94.0buildid20211103134640"; isActive:true; id:"langpack-en-GB@firefox.mozilla.org";
  • name:"English (US) Language Pack"; type:"locale"; version:"94.0buildid20211103134640"; isActive:true; id:"langpack-en-US@firefox.mozilla.org";

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell check you need a dictionary. A language pack provides string translations for the user interface.


You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

Geändert am von cor-el

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Hello Cor-el unfortunately i might've not explained it properly, but this is basically the addon i've downloaded https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/english-gb-language-pack/

after further reading your reply, i've figured i'm a dumbass, yes you're right, i downloaded the language pack not the dictionary

i'd also like to add to my question then, how can i checkmark both languages (english and swedish) so that it can spell check both without me having to change manually to either each time

Geändert am von Dr. Duckling

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Unfortunately you can only select one dictionary at the time, so you would have to switch dictionaries.

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Nonetheless thank you very much for your help Cor-el