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I can't get spell check to work

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The instructions I've read continually talk about menu options I don't see. Then I found a link to download a dictionary and followed that hoping that might work, and when I tried to install that it said it wasn't compatible with 33.If I can't get Firefox to spellcheck I'm gooing to erase it immediately. I can't beleive I've already spent so much time on something so incidental, but unlivable without, in my world.

The instructions I've read continually talk about menu options I don't see. Then I found a link to download a dictionary and followed that hoping that might work, and when I tried to install that it said it wasn't compatible with 33.If I can't get Firefox to spellcheck I'm gooing to erase it immediately. I can't beleive I've already spent so much time on something so incidental, but unlivable without, in my world.

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Spell check does not exist on Firefox for Android.

Most keyboards provide this functionality by suggesting words as you type. The value of checking the spelling of correctly typed words is low. In addition the dictionaries for all the languages Firefox supports would result in a larger app to download by several megabytes.

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kbrosnan
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Spell check does not exist on Firefox for Android.

Most keyboards provide this functionality by suggesting words as you type. The value of checking the spelling of correctly typed words is low. In addition the dictionaries for all the languages Firefox supports would result in a larger app to download by several megabytes.

Spell check does not exist on Firefox for Android. Most keyboards provide this functionality by suggesting words as you type. The value of checking the spelling of correctly typed words is low. In addition the dictionaries for all the languages Firefox supports would result in a larger app to download by several megabytes.
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kbrosnan said

Spell check does not exist on Firefox for Android. Most keyboards provide this functionality by suggesting words as you type. The value of checking the spelling of correctly typed words is low. In addition the dictionaries for all the languages Firefox supports would result in a larger app to download by several megabytes.

Sorry but I don't believe this is a valid answer. These days many small portable devices use Android and many are using tablets with physical Bluetooth keyboards. The functionality of predictive text that is provided with virtual keyboards is fine but that option is not available with physical keyboards. Usually there is already a dictionary installed in the system and that should be available but if it is not most users of Firefox would only want a dictionary in one or a limited number of languages and, just as in Firefox for other operating systems, it would only be necessary to download the languages needed.

''kbrosnan [[#answer-646342|said]]'' <blockquote> Spell check does not exist on Firefox for Android. Most keyboards provide this functionality by suggesting words as you type. The value of checking the spelling of correctly typed words is low. In addition the dictionaries for all the languages Firefox supports would result in a larger app to download by several megabytes. </blockquote> Sorry but I don't believe this is a valid answer. These days many small portable devices use Android and many are using tablets with physical Bluetooth keyboards. The functionality of predictive text that is provided with virtual keyboards is fine but that option is not available with physical keyboards. Usually there is already a dictionary installed in the system and that should be available but if it is not most users of Firefox would only want a dictionary in one or a limited number of languages and, just as in Firefox for other operating systems, it would only be necessary to download the languages needed.