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The English UK language pack can't spell. The word COLOUR is always highlighted as being wrong (even as I type this it is highlighted as being wrong), the language selected is ENGLISH/UNITED KINGDOM [en-gb] There are no other language packs selected, only ENGLISH/UNITED KINGDOM [en-gb] The ENGLISH US language pack is not selected so therefor should not be in use. Is it possible Firefox can at least get the most widely spoken language in the world correct? Can we at least make sure the English UK spelling of words are correct, colour/color is just one of many words Firefox appears to get wrong, centre, fibre, litre, theatre, defence, licence, offence, pretence, apologise, organise, recognise, behaviour, colour, humour, labour, neighbour, flavour, leukaemia, manoeuvre, oestrogen, paediatric, travelling, travelled, traveller, fuelled, fuelling are all highlighted as being wrong spelling but are ALL correct in the UK English language. Those of Firefox who can see my email address, feel free to contact me to progress this further. Thank you.

The English UK language pack can't spell. The word COLOUR is always highlighted as being wrong (even as I type this it is highlighted as being wrong), the language selected is ENGLISH/UNITED KINGDOM [en-gb] There are no other language packs selected, only ENGLISH/UNITED KINGDOM [en-gb] The ENGLISH US language pack is not selected so therefor should not be in use. Is it possible Firefox can at least get the most widely spoken language in the world correct? Can we at least make sure the English UK spelling of words are correct, colour/color is just one of many words Firefox appears to get wrong, centre, fibre, litre, theatre, defence, licence, offence, pretence, apologise, organise, recognise, behaviour, colour, humour, labour, neighbour, flavour, leukaemia, manoeuvre, oestrogen, paediatric, travelling, travelled, traveller, fuelled, fuelling are all highlighted as being wrong spelling but are ALL correct in the UK English language. Those of Firefox who can see my email address, feel free to contact me to progress this further. Thank you.

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Hello,

Instead of using a language pack, you could just download Firefox in your own language :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/?q=English%20(British)

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Hello,

Instead of using a language pack, you could just download Firefox in your own language :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/?q=English%20(British)

Hello, Instead of using a language pack, you could just download Firefox in your own language : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/?q=English%20(British)
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Despite having the exact same options selected, Firefox now doesn’t spell check at all. Colour, color, cplour all are not highlighted as being incorrect even though only one being a correct English UK spelling. Yes the spell check as I type is still enabled and English UK is the only language selected.

Regards, K.

Despite having the exact same options selected, Firefox now doesn’t spell check at all. Colour, color, cplour all are not highlighted as being incorrect even though only one being a correct English UK spelling. Yes the spell check as I type is still enabled and English UK is the only language selected. Regards, K.
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Happy112
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Would you consider using this British English Dictionary add-on  ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/

Would you consider using this British English Dictionary add-on ? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/
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Hello Happy112, The Firefox English United Kingdom dictionary is already selected, surely for commonly used English UK words one should not require yet another additional English language add on dictionary? Or am I wrong in that the usual Firefox English United Kingdom dictionary is insufficient to correctly check words like "colour" and "color"? Regards, K.

Hello Happy112, The Firefox English United Kingdom dictionary is already selected, surely for commonly used English UK words one should not require yet another additional English language add on dictionary? Or am I wrong in that the usual Firefox English United Kingdom dictionary is insufficient to correctly check words like "colour" and "color"? Regards, K.
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Happy112
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Would you please take a look at this thread  ?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1207708

Maybe you'll find the answer(s) you're looking for there .....

I merely suggested the add-on in reaction to your penultimate post.

Would you please take a look at this thread ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1207708 Maybe you'll find the answer(s) you're looking for there ..... I merely suggested the add-on in reaction to your penultimate post.

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Thanks for all the help, it is really very much appreciated.

After I down loaded the English Firefox and installed it, I found the spell checking stopped working altogether and the option to check words by right clicking and selecting the option from the drop down menu also disappeared too.

I uninstalled Firefox completely, down loaded the Firefox installer and re-installed Firefox..

Spelling all working again and the English UK dictionary working too. Then I found emailed links in Outlook would no longer open and a message coming up saying to contact the system administrator, guess who that is! I'd not seen this before, so a quick Google turned up a Micro$oft Quick Fix down load and for the first time something from Micro$oft actually did what it was supposed to and first time too.

The end result is links sent as emails work now and Firefox does actually check spelling correctly.

Thank you again for the help. Kind regards, K.

Thanks for all the help, it is really very much appreciated. After I down loaded the English Firefox and installed it, I found the spell checking stopped working altogether and the option to check words by right clicking and selecting the option from the drop down menu also disappeared too. I uninstalled Firefox completely, down loaded the Firefox installer and re-installed Firefox.. Spelling all working again and the English UK dictionary working too. Then I found emailed links in Outlook would no longer open and a message coming up saying to contact the system administrator, guess who that is! I'd not seen this before, so a quick Google turned up a Micro$oft Quick Fix down load and for the first time something from Micro$oft actually did what it was supposed to and first time too. The end result is links sent as emails work now and Firefox does actually check spelling correctly. Thank you again for the help. Kind regards, K.

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Flextel said

Thanks for all the help, it is really very much appreciated.

My pleasure - I'm happy when you are happy (no pun intended)  !

''Flextel [[#answer-1091294|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks for all the help, it is really very much appreciated. </blockquote> My pleasure - I'm happy when you are happy (no pun intended) !
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Note that a language pack only provides translations for strings in the user interface. If you need a spelling dictionary then you need to install one yourself. Only a few locales come with a builtin dictionary for licensing reason and you need to install the dictionary yourself if it isn't included. If you would refresh Firefox then you need to reinstall components that are stored in the profile folder like a dictionary or language pack.

Note that a language pack only provides translations for strings in the user interface. If you need a spelling dictionary then you need to install one yourself. Only a few locales come with a builtin dictionary for licensing reason and you need to install the dictionary yourself if it isn't included. If you would refresh Firefox then you need to reinstall components that are stored in the profile folder like a dictionary or language pack.
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Question owner

Thank you for your reply, but as previously stated; This problem has been resolved by reinstalling Firefox. The fact that Firefox would not check spellings correctly, then not check spellings at all after changing to another version of Firefox, had nothing at all to do with needing to install extra dictionaries, it would appear Firefox itself had become corrupt and the configuration of the dictionaries and spelling options would not work correctly!

All is working correctly now.

Thank you for your reply, but as previously stated; This problem has been resolved by reinstalling Firefox. The fact that Firefox would not check spellings correctly, then not check spellings at all after changing to another version of Firefox, had nothing at all to do with needing to install extra dictionaries, it would appear Firefox itself had become corrupt and the configuration of the dictionaries and spelling options would not work correctly! All is working correctly now.
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