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The spell check does not work. Every German word is underlined in red, although German is set as the language in every system.

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I would like to use Firefox as a browser on my Linux Mint device. As I said in the headline, I have set all languages in the system as well as in Firefox to German and uninstalled and reinstalled the dictionary. So when I write something in Firefox it is underlined in red and when I right click for the context menu where word suggestions are made, only English is displayed and if I then scroll down and want to add another language as a spell checker, Firefox sends me to the add-on administration, which didn't help me. Because no matter what I do, only English (USA) is displayed as the language for spelling. Is there perhaps no way to change this, or is there another method?

Many thanks in advance.

Leo Krause

I would like to use Firefox as a browser on my Linux Mint device. As I said in the headline, I have set all languages in the system as well as in Firefox to German and uninstalled and reinstalled the dictionary. So when I write something in Firefox it is underlined in red and when I right click for the context menu where word suggestions are made, only English is displayed and if I then scroll down and want to add another language as a spell checker, Firefox sends me to the add-on administration, which didn't help me. Because no matter what I do, only English (USA) is displayed as the language for spelling. Is there perhaps no way to change this, or is there another method? Many thanks in advance. Leo Krause

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You may have installed the German language pack and not theGerman dictionary.

A dictionary for spell checking you install will appear under "Settings -> Dictionaries". You can look here for dictionaries:

A language pack provides string translations for the user interface and appears under "Settings -> Languages".

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Oh okay, I wouldn't have thought of that. But that's a good tip, thank you.

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