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I'm trying to help a person in Sweden, who presumably has a Swedish version of Firefox, and needs an English spell checker. How can this be accomplished?

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The person is Swedish, so it makes sense to have the Swedish version, but she is contributing to Wikipedia, and making a number of spelling errors. I am trying to help her, so that she can optionally turn on an English spellchecker. I see how to add other language packs to my version, so it may be that she has to look for the comparable page on her browser? If that works and she installs a language pack, how does one turn it on or off? She is a self-confessed computer illiterate, so I would like to give her precise advice.

The person is Swedish, so it makes sense to have the Swedish version, but she is contributing to Wikipedia, and making a number of spelling errors. I am trying to help her, so that she can optionally turn on an English spellchecker. I see how to add other language packs to my version, so it may be that she has to look for the comparable page on her browser? If that works and she installs a language pack, how does one turn it on or off? She is a self-confessed computer illiterate, so I would like to give her precise advice.

Chosen solution

  • You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu.
  • Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.
  • Make sure that [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu is check-marked.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries:

See also:

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Chosen Solution

  • You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu.
  • Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.
  • Make sure that [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu is check-marked.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries:

See also:

*You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu. * Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one. * Make sure that [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu is check-marked. You can enable or disable spell checking globally: * Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type" You can look here for dictionaries: * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/language-tools/ See also: * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Spell_checking * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Using+the+spell+checker

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Thanks, that was very helpful.

Thanks, that was very helpful.
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