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Can the language for spellcheck be detected automatically?

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In my day-to-day work I use 2 languages: English and Russian. But the spellcheck is not detected automatically when I type in Latin or in Cyrillic.

Actually, it works 2 ways: if I have the current spellcheck language set to Russian, then when I type in English - every single word is underlined. This at least shows that I have the wrong language set for spellcheck...

But if the spellcheck language is set to English and I type in Russian - nothing is underlined. A bit tricky if I forget to change the spellcheck language - I get the impression that I write everything correctly :)

I've searched all over Firefox but cannot find the option for spellcheck language to be detected automatically, like in Word, for instance...

Can this be fixed anyhow?

Thanks a lot in advance!

In my day-to-day work I use 2 languages: English and Russian. But the spellcheck is not detected automatically when I type in Latin or in Cyrillic. Actually, it works 2 ways: if I have the current spellcheck language set to Russian, then when I type in English - every single word is underlined. This at least shows that I have the wrong language set for spellcheck... But if the spellcheck language is set to English and I type in Russian - nothing is underlined. A bit tricky if I forget to change the spellcheck language - I get the impression that I write everything correctly :) I've searched all over Firefox but cannot find the option for spellcheck language to be detected automatically, like in Word, for instance... Can this be fixed anyhow? Thanks a lot in advance!

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This add-on should assist - Dictionary Switcher - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/dictionary-switcher/

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This add-on should assist - Dictionary Switcher - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/dictionary-switcher/

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Thank you! =) I should have known.... instead I was trying to find the language settings... =]

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You're welcome

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After upgrading to version 8.0 and then to 8.0.1 spell check stopped working. I use English and Russian languages and while downloading I chose first time Russian version of Firefox - in that case English couldn't be spelled and then I have downloaded English version - so now Russian cannot be spelled. Everything is "on" in the Options->Tools->and etc., and I have added Switcher manager and added Russian Dictionary...doesn't mater. While typing in Russian - no any other dictionary available except for English. Is that a problem for new version of Firefox and can that be fixed?