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I have been trying to add a Spanish dictionary. I have been following the steps, but it does not show up. I used to have a Spanish dictionary, but it disappeared - maybe in an update.

I have been trying to add a Spanish dictionary. I have been following the steps, but it does not show up. I used to have a Spanish dictionary, but it disappeared - maybe in an update.

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The 'Firefox' dictionaries are the ones you need to install in TB. As an example, on the Spanish (Mexico) page, drag the 'Add to Firefox' button and drop it onto Tools/Add-ons in TB to start the install. See the attached picture that shows the dictionary installed in TB 65b.

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To enable a previously-installed dictionary, or install a new one, first Open Tools/Options/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference extensions.strictCompatibility to false, OK to close Options. There are several Spanish dictionaries linked from this page:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/language-tools/

Click the Download Dictionary link, then right-click the Download Now button to download the xpi installer, then click the gear icon next to search in Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB, Install Add-on from File..., select the xpi file.

To enable a previously-installed dictionary, or install a new one, first Open Tools/Options/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference ''extensions.strictCompatibility'' to false, OK to close Options. There are several Spanish dictionaries linked from this page: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/language-tools/ Click the Download Dictionary link, then right-click the Download Now button to download the xpi installer, then click the gear icon next to search in Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB, Install Add-on from File..., select the xpi file.
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I followed all the steps, but it still did not work. Sorry. Please help.

I followed all the steps, but it still did not work. Sorry. Please help.
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Matt
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Which Spanish dictionary? I see about 5 of them for different countries and they are not all created equal.

Given your profile set the tmezone to US pacific, I will guess it is the Mexican. You need to edit the XPI file to install it. It is just so old.

Which Spanish dictionary? I see about 5 of them for different countries and they are not all created equal. Given your profile set the tmezone to US pacific, I will guess it is the Mexican. You need to edit the XPI file to install it. It is just so old.
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sfhowes
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How exactly did you try to install the dictionaries? As you can see from the attached picture, all 5 Spanish dictionaries installed here in TB 60.4 without any modifications besides the preference switch. With the Firefox or Chrome browser, you can also install by dragging the Download Now button on the dictionary webpage and dropping it onto Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB.

How exactly did you try to install the dictionaries? As you can see from the attached picture, all 5 Spanish dictionaries installed here in TB 60.4 without any modifications besides the preference switch. With the Firefox or Chrome browser, you can also install by dragging the Download Now button on the dictionary webpage and dropping it onto Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB.
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Which version of Thunderbird?

Which version of Thunderbird?
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Thanks. I have tried several of the dictionaries and none work any more.

I am on version 65.0b2 (32-bit). I am on the beta channel if that makes a difference.

Thanks. I have tried several of the dictionaries and none work any more. I am on version 65.0b2 (32-bit). I am on the beta channel if that makes a difference.
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sfhowes
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For 65b you need the Web Extension dictionaries, available here. Download and install as usual, or by drag and drop; no need to switch a preference.

For 65b you need the Web Extension dictionaries, available [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ here]. Download and install as usual, or by drag and drop; no need to switch a preference.
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Also, it helps to read the release notes when using a beta. https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/65.0beta/releasenotes/

Also, it helps to read the release notes when using a beta. https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/65.0beta/releasenotes/
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I apologize, but I am still not finding the solution.

Would it be easier if I leave the Beta channel?

@sfhowes, I have clicked on your link, but that is for Firefox - I need this for Thunderbird.

If you can give me step by step instructions, I would greatly appreciate it.

I apologize, but I am still not finding the solution. Would it be easier if I leave the Beta channel? @sfhowes, I have clicked on your link, but that is for Firefox - I need this for Thunderbird. If you can give me step by step instructions, I would greatly appreciate it.
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The 'Firefox' dictionaries are the ones you need to install in TB. As an example, on the Spanish (Mexico) page, drag the 'Add to Firefox' button and drop it onto Tools/Add-ons in TB to start the install. See the attached picture that shows the dictionary installed in TB 65b.

The 'Firefox' dictionaries are the ones you need to install in TB. As an example, on the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/diccionario-espa%C3%B1ol-m%C3%A9xico/ Spanish (Mexico) page], drag the 'Add to Firefox' button and drop it onto Tools/Add-ons in TB to start the install. See the attached picture that shows the dictionary installed in TB 65b.
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@sfhowes, Thank you. The Mexican dictionary works.

@sfhowes, Thank you. The Mexican dictionary works.
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