The spell checker on Firefox tells me that my US spelling (with a US setting) is incorrect with British alternatives.
The spell checker on Firefox tells me that my US spelling (with a US setting) is incorrect with British alternatives. If I type anything that has a different British spelling, the spell checker highlights the word. When I check for corrections, they are all British spellings of the same word. When I try to change the setting to see if it has become flipped, I can't get the menu of options. I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 on a HP Pavilion DV6500 with a full boot.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
What spelling dictionary is selected?
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.
- open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.
The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark.
You can enable or disable spell checking globally:
- Options/Preferences > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"
You can look here for dictionaries:
Note that on Linux Firefox may find dictionaries that are installed via the repositories of your distribution.
You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries:
(on 64 bit Linux these folders may differ)