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Why is Firefox spell checker correcting in Spanish instead of English?

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Firefox is correcting in Spanish though current browser and Op system is set to English. Tried installing English as an Add-in dictionary and it gives me a message "can't install update in this version of Firefox 3.6.3". This was a recent download of firefox.

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== I installed firefox in new system with Win 7, April 2010

Chosen solution

You certainly seem to have both dictionaries (en-GB, british-english, and es-es, spanish) installed correctly, no problem there.

You didn't mention which version of Firefox that you installed basically, the english or the spanish version, but I'll assume english here - it may not even matter, as long as both dictionaries are installed correctly, they should be usable.

When you enter text in a text area, you should be able to right-click in the area and from the context menu have a point "Language >" under which you can select which dictionary to use on the page.

To make it even more practical and user-friendly to yourself, I can strongly recommend a Firefox Add-on that I use myself for controlling dictionary selection; the Dictionary Switcher addon. You can get it here: Mozilla Addons or Authors homepage.

I hope this is helpful to you - if not, please let us know so we can investigate where this fails, and include any detail you can come up with that could help us track down the problem.

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Chosen Solution

You certainly seem to have both dictionaries (en-GB, british-english, and es-es, spanish) installed correctly, no problem there.

You didn't mention which version of Firefox that you installed basically, the english or the spanish version, but I'll assume english here - it may not even matter, as long as both dictionaries are installed correctly, they should be usable.

When you enter text in a text area, you should be able to right-click in the area and from the context menu have a point "Language >" under which you can select which dictionary to use on the page.

To make it even more practical and user-friendly to yourself, I can strongly recommend a Firefox Add-on that I use myself for controlling dictionary selection; the Dictionary Switcher addon. You can get it here: Mozilla Addons or Authors homepage.

I hope this is helpful to you - if not, please let us know so we can investigate where this fails, and include any detail you can come up with that could help us track down the problem.

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