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Define a specific spelling language

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Hi, I am new to Firefox. I set up Firefox to use English. I am working in a French company, and I need to spell check my texts in French. I would like to keep English as my language, but use French only for spelling errors. Is there anyway to do so please ? Many thanks in advance, Best regards.

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The settings in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Language and Appearance" is about the language for the user interface and about the preferred language for webpages.

For spell check you need to install a spell check dictionary. It is possible that you confused dictionary with language pack and that you actually do not have a dictionary installed.

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 look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell check you need a dictionary.

You can check on the about:config page that layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 (multi-line) or 2 (single-line).

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Hi

The settings in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Language and Appearance" is about the language for the user interface and about the preferred language for webpages.

For spell check you need to install a spell check dictionary. It is possible that you confused dictionary with language pack and that you actually do not have a dictionary installed.

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 look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell check you need a dictionary.

You can check on the about:config page that layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 (multi-line) or 2 (single-line).

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Thank you very much, your reply really helped :)

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