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How do I change the default language for the spell checker? - solved, sort of...

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As the previous thread was closed without actual resolution - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/941350?esab=a&s=&r=0&as=s

I managed to solve this on my end by just reinstalling firefox using the localisation of the default dictionary language i wanted from here - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

A bit of a shame that the main download page doesnt select the geographically relevant localisation for you and even more so that changing the default language for the in built spell checker is so kak. oh well.

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Right Click web page

  • [x] Check Spelling

Language > Choose the language for Spell checking....

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Right-click a web form on any web page.

Languages > Add Dictionaries

  • Install the Language pack

You can look here for dictionaries:


Right-click a web form on any web page.

Languages > Add Dictionaries

  • Install the Language pack
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That was the first thing I tried, way back when, but firefox wouldn't let me set any added language packs as the default dictionary.

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Chosen Solution

Right Click web page

  • [x] Check Spelling

Language > Choose the language for Spell checking....