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No spell checking, unable to add dictionaries, en-GB or en-AU - TB65b1

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Hi

No spell checking available (greyed out), add-on dialogue says Dictionary has been added to TB ( refer image).

Any suggestions?

thanks


Name Thunderbird Version 65.0b1 Build ID 20181222205702 Update Channel beta User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/65.0 OS Windows_NT 10.0


Requested Locales ["en-GB"] Available Locales ["en-GB"] App Locales ["en-GB","en-US"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"] Default Locale "en-GB" Operating System System Locales ["en-GB"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"]

Hi No spell checking available (greyed out), add-on dialogue says Dictionary has been added to TB ( refer image). Any suggestions? thanks Name Thunderbird Version 65.0b1 Build ID 20181222205702 Update Channel beta User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/65.0 OS Windows_NT 10.0 Requested Locales ["en-GB"] Available Locales ["en-GB"] App Locales ["en-GB","en-US"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"] Default Locale "en-GB" Operating System System Locales ["en-GB"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"]
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Matt
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Try adding dictionaries using options instead of add-ons.

<img src=https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2019-01-02-07-07-41-abc20d.png> Try adding dictionaries using options instead of add-ons.

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Hi Matt

Thanks for the response.

I didn't provide enough initial detail, but this was one on the methods I tried. With the "language" blank, I used "Download More Dictionaries", that took me to Add-ons.

Dictionaries are shown as installed but Spelling language is still blank. I have assumed these dictionaries are compatible with TB65b1

thanks

Mark

Hi Matt Thanks for the response. I didn't provide enough initial detail, but this was one on the methods I tried. With the "language" blank, I used "Download More Dictionaries", that took me to Add-ons. Dictionaries are shown as installed but Spelling language is still blank. I have assumed these dictionaries are compatible with TB65b1 thanks Mark
Matt
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My guess is you are assuming to much. Lots of the lesser used dictionaries are not ever compatible with the release version.

I am using the en_au and EN-GB dictionaries in TB60 without issues. But the daily version is available in the EN_US locale only. So there is no suggestion that other dictionaries will be compatible with it.

My guess is you are assuming to much. Lots of the lesser used dictionaries are not ever compatible with the release version. I am using the en_au and EN-GB dictionaries in TB60 without issues. But the daily version is available in the EN_US locale only. So there is no suggestion that other dictionaries will be compatible with it.

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thanks again Matt

Now back to TB64b4, with auto-update off, dictionaries/languages OK as before. I can't do without the spell check.

Will see what happens with a later TB65 version

Mark

Name Thunderbird Version 64.0b4 Build ID 20181129151909

Internationalisation & Localisation Application Settings Requested Locales ["en-GB"] Available Locales ["en-GB"] App Locales ["en-GB","en-US"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"] Default Locale "en-GB" Operating System System Locales ["en-GB"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"]

thanks again Matt Now back to TB64b4, with auto-update off, dictionaries/languages OK as before. I can't do without the spell check. Will see what happens with a later TB65 version Mark Name Thunderbird Version 64.0b4 Build ID 20181129151909 Internationalisation & Localisation Application Settings Requested Locales ["en-GB"] Available Locales ["en-GB"] App Locales ["en-GB","en-US"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"] Default Locale "en-GB" Operating System System Locales ["en-GB"] Regional Preferences ["en-AU"]
Matt
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Unless you are beta testing the software, why not just use the release version. That is 60.

Unless you are beta testing the software, why not just use the release version. That is 60.
sfhowes
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According to the release notes for TB 65beta, only WebExtension dictionaries are supported.

According to the [https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/65.0beta/releasenotes/ release notes for TB 65beta], only [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ WebExtension dictionaries] are supported.

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Hi

I had provided some feedback in the past and just stayed on the beta update channel, usually no issues and find some of the new features are relevant. I realise this matter is one of the consequences.

I had also noted in the release notes for 2.68 that is was a Web Extension speller (as was 2.67.1), so, as mentioned, assumed as it works with TB64b4 that it would be OK for TB65b1.

As you mentioned Matt, I assumed too much!

thanks again

Mark

"Release notes for 2.68 - 1 175 new words.

Due to a bug in Firefox 60 ESR, this WebExtension speller only works with Firefox V62+ or Thunderbird 66+.

Mozilla will fix this around the end of January with the release of Firefox 60.5."

Hi I had provided some feedback in the past and just stayed on the beta update channel, usually no issues and find some of the new features are relevant. I realise this matter is one of the consequences. I had also noted in the release notes for 2.68 that is was a Web Extension speller (as was 2.67.1), so, as mentioned, assumed as it works with TB64b4 that it would be OK for TB65b1. As you mentioned Matt, I assumed too much! thanks again Mark "Release notes for 2.68 - 1 175 new words. Due to a bug in Firefox 60 ESR, this WebExtension speller only works with Firefox V62+ or Thunderbird 66+. Mozilla will fix this around the end of January with the release of Firefox 60.5."
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Nkram said

Hi I had provided some feedback in the past and just stayed on the beta update channel, usually no issues and find some of the new features are relevant. I realise this matter is one of the consequences. I had also noted in the release notes for 2.68 that is was a Web Extension speller (as was 2.67.1), so, as mentioned, assumed as it works with TB64b4 that it would be OK for TB65b1. As you mentioned Matt, I assumed too much! thanks again Mark "Release notes for 2.68 - 1 175 new words. Due to a bug in Firefox 60 ESR, this WebExtension speller only works with Firefox V62+ or Thunderbird 66+. Mozilla will fix this around the end of January with the release of Firefox 60.5."
''Nkram [[#answer-1185875|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi I had provided some feedback in the past and just stayed on the beta update channel, usually no issues and find some of the new features are relevant. I realise this matter is one of the consequences. I had also noted in the release notes for 2.68 that is was a Web Extension speller (as was 2.67.1), so, as mentioned, assumed as it works with TB64b4 that it would be OK for TB65b1. As you mentioned Matt, I assumed too much! thanks again Mark "Release notes for 2.68 - 1 175 new words. Due to a bug in Firefox 60 ESR, this WebExtension speller only works with Firefox V62+ or Thunderbird 66+. Mozilla will fix this around the end of January with the release of Firefox 60.5." </blockquote>
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I am also running with TB65.0b1 - how I come to be using the Beta version I am not sure, unless this was an automatic update. I am suffering from the same problem as Nkram. It would appear from the comments that going back to an earlier version of TB would be a (temporary) fix. If this is an option, where can I find the earlier version?

I am also running with TB65.0b1 - how I come to be using the Beta version I am not sure, unless this was an automatic update. I am suffering from the same problem as Nkram. It would appear from the comments that going back to an earlier version of TB would be a (temporary) fix. If this is an option, where can I find the earlier version?
Matt
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The release version can be found on the downloads page.

getthunderbird.com

The release version can be found on the downloads page. getthunderbird.com