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Spell check not working and language sub menu not displaying.

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Hi,

I've been going through all the Spell Checker problems with Firefox on the forum and so far nothing has solved my problem.

Since re-installing Firefox, my spell check is not working. It's ticked in the language settings and I've since installed two dictionaries. I read on one post to check if the dictionary is selected (or something) by right-clicking and selecting languages in the languages sub menu but when I right-click, there is no such menu.

Short of re-installing Firefox and hoping for the best, anyone have any potential solutions?

Cheers.

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It appears I did confuse dictionaries with language packs.

Thanks for your help.

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What Firefox locale (user interface language) do you have installed because only en-US comes with a dictionary installed?

The System Details list shows you have two language packs installed.

  • {name: English (CA) Language Pack, type: locale, version: 92.0.1buildid20210922161155, isActive: TRUE, id: langpack-en-CA@firefox.mozilla.org}
  • {name: English (US) Language Pack, type: locale, version: 92.0.1buildid20210922161155, isActive: TRUE, id: langpack-en-US@firefox.mozilla.org}

Do you have a dictionary installed and selected?

It is possible that you confused dictionary with language pack and that you actually do not have a dictionary installed.

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell check you need a dictionary. A language pack provides string translations for the user interface.

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:

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It appears I did confuse dictionaries with language packs.

Thanks for your help.

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