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Auto select dictionary

I'm a native Dutch speaker, and also read and write a lot in English. Hence I have two dictionaries installed for spell checking: Dutch and English. I often find myself u… (read more)

I'm a native Dutch speaker, and also read and write a lot in English. Hence I have two dictionaries installed for spell checking: Dutch and English.

I often find myself using one language on one page, and the other on the next, thus having to switch the spell checker dictionary between Dutch and English all the time.

What would be VERY convenient, is either

1. The possibility to use two (or any number) dictionaries at the same time.

Or better yet:

2. The possibility to 'auto detect' the current language, and use that dictionary.

This auto detect thing could simply consist of seeing what dictionary results in the least number of detected spelling errors, and use that.

Thanks for your consideration, this sounds like a rather simple feature to me, yet I've been missing it for many years, and I have in fact found quite some similar requests from other people throughout the internet as well! It would make a great addition to Firefox!

Asked by Peter_Scheurman 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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Can Firefox HTTP basic authentication dialog handle non-english user name and password?

Firefox's HTTP basic authentication dialog is encoding non-english user name and passwords incorrectly. Everything works when I enter English user name and password. Howe… (read more)

Firefox's HTTP basic authentication dialog is encoding non-english user name and passwords incorrectly. Everything works when I enter English user name and password. However, if I input valid user name and/or password with non-english character(s) in them, I cannot login. The authentication fails.

I turned to Fiddler and found that FireFox is sending incorrectly encoded Authorization header. Traces below. If I send correctly encoded Authorization header everything works. The test below uses Chinese characters.

Working scenario using English user name and password:


GET http://myhost:8080/notification/syndication HTTP/1.1 Accept-Language: en-US User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E) Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Connection: Keep-Alive Authorization: Basic dXNlcjE6cGFzc3dvcmQ= Host: myhost:8080


Non-working scenario using non-English character user name and password:


GET http://myhost:8080/notification/syndication HTTP/1.1 Accept-Language: en-US User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E) Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Connection: Keep-Alive Authorization: Basic e1UNOnNwc3M= Host: myhost:8080

Note the incorrect Authorization header string product by Firefox code: Authorization: Basic e1UNOnNwc3M=

Correct base64 encoding would have yielded this authorization header instead: Authorization: Basic 55m75b2V5ZCNOnNwc3M=

Is this a bug in Firefox? Perhaps there is a configuration change that I need to make to input non-English user name and password in the basic authentication dialog? Chrome does not have this issue. Internet Explorer has the same problem.

Asked by Mehboob 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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spell check does not work with window 10

If you go to options/advance/ The check box for check spelling is clear and even when you engage the feature, close the browser and reopen it, it shows this feature is ac… (read more)

If you go to options/advance/ The check box for check spelling is clear and even when you engage the feature, close the browser and reopen it, it shows this feature is active but if you intentionally misspell anything it does not highlite the mistake. This is a serious problem and I am in the final pre beta stage with Windows 10 and the new release is due [ RTM ] on the 27th or 29th so you guys need to correct this problem cause it does not happen on my windows 8 or 8.1

Asked by jhaskins20018 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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At least the last three Firefox updates have corrupted the operation of the language bar on my full updated XP desktop.

After each of at least the last three Firefox updates (I was gone in the month of May and thus may be unaware of other updates), the language bar will not perform properl… (read more)

After each of at least the last three Firefox updates (I was gone in the month of May and thus may be unaware of other updates), the language bar will not perform properly. Microsoft Word accepts Japanese entry correctly, but in Firefox it does not operate properly, specifically: once the language option is set to "Japanese," with input specified to be via hiragana, when I enter text it appears in unhighlighted Latin letters and neither offers kanji suggestions nor allows kana input.

My machine is a fully updated Windows XP machine. This problem always appears immediately after a Firefox update.

Asked by LarryCannon 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Firefox itself is in English, but all of the Add-ons are in Italian...

I'm having this strange problem where most of my Firefox is in English, but the add-ons and any content related to them I see are all in Italian. It started when prior to… (read more)

I'm having this strange problem where most of my Firefox is in English, but the add-ons and any content related to them I see are all in Italian. It started when prior to a holiday, I was studying Italian, and I was trying to set all of my programs in Italian to try and immerse myself, and I can't remember what I did, but I managed to only make the add-ons switch to Italian, but now that my holiday's over, the add-ons are stuck on the language, and even uninstalling and reinstalling didn't fix it!

What do I do?

Asked by Cobradabest 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Hebrew doesn't display in Firefox search box or on titles of tabs

Hebrew doesn't display in the Firefox search box or in the title of tabs. But when I type in the Firefox search box and hit enter, it performs the search and the writing … (read more)

Hebrew doesn't display in the Firefox search box or in the title of tabs. But when I type in the Firefox search box and hit enter, it performs the search and the writing displays correctly in the Google search box in the Google results page. Firefox is the latest version. Mac is OS X 10.6.8. I see that Microchip470 posted the exact same problem.

Asked by jl1817 4 years ago

Answered by jl1817 4 years ago

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Lock spell checker language setting to US English?

Every time I start Firefox, the language is set to UK English. I live in the US and the spell checker flags words that are spelled right for the US, but if I make a typo… (read more)

Every time I start Firefox, the language is set to UK English. I live in the US and the spell checker flags words that are spelled right for the US, but if I make a typo and use the UK spelling, it passes that (and I sometimes miss the typo).

I change the setting to US English and it's fine until I reboot the computer, then I have to do it all again. I admit this is a very minor problem, but it is really frustrating at times - I count on my spell checker because I do make a lot of typos and it helps to catch them (strange neurological condition I won't go into - kind of like dyslexia in the fingers).

Is there some way to FORCE Firefox to start in US English every time? Some line I could add to the about:config for instance?

OS: Linux Ubuntu 14.04LTS Using Gnome (old style) desktop only, Firefox 39.03, I usually have Thunderbird 31.8 and OpenOffice 4.1 all open at the same time, on dual monitors.

Asked by Archaeometrist 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I live in Vietnam, how do I prevent websites in Vietnamese? I'm plagued by it, I just want English!!

I've tried playing about with location settings, as much as I dare, and whatever else my limited know-how allows, but I keep getting sites I use all the time in V'mese an… (read more)

I've tried playing about with location settings, as much as I dare, and whatever else my limited know-how allows, but I keep getting sites I use all the time in V'mese and it's driving me mad. All I can think of now is to learn the damned lingo, problem is I just can't make some of the necessary noises, it's physiologically not possible for me, I'm Vietnamese Vernacular Deficient (V.V.D.S. as it's not better known as!) so any help with getting English plumbed in as the one, and only I hope, language option would be hugely appreciated. Hope to hear of a solution soon, thanks for reading,


SiCo.

Asked by SiCo 4 years ago

Last reply by ideato 4 years ago

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Firefox 41.0.1 does not show correct Hangul(Korean) when I try to input Hangul in input text.

On both Windows and OS X environment, Firefox 41.0.1 does not seem to treat input events correctly when I try to input Hangul. I understand this problem happened in earli… (read more)

On both Windows and OS X environment, Firefox 41.0.1 does not seem to treat input events correctly when I try to input Hangul. I understand this problem happened in earlier old versions on old days.

Attached file shows wrongly treated Hangul characters when I tried to input same contents in upper rectangle.

Asked by YHRhie 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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when I browse anything from mozilla the writting of any webpage showed "CHINESE" Language.

when I search any web site through all page showed in chinese language.I changed the language setting but the result is same.This particular problem showed in "GOOGLE CHR… (read more)

when I search any web site through all page showed in chinese language.I changed the language setting but the result is same.This particular problem showed in "GOOGLE CHROME" also.

Asked by SUSMOY ROZARIO 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from changing language settings?

FF 41.0.2 on a Ubuntu 14.04 machine Two or three updates ago, Firefox started changing the spellchecker language settings. I'd set it to German and it'd remember at most … (read more)

FF 41.0.2 on a Ubuntu 14.04 machine

Two or three updates ago, Firefox started changing the spellchecker language settings. I'd set it to German and it'd remember at most for a few forum posts etc before switching back to English. Sometimes also the other way round though, it seems rather random.

Also, when trying to set it to the desired language, it often doesn't work the first time, I immediately need to call up the context menu a second time and select the desired language again.

Asked by Skinman 4 years ago

Last reply by Skinman 4 years ago

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German Site Re-Direction (Various)

I have a Brand New Win 10 Desktop Computer. My old computer had Firefox, I signed in and ran a sync. Now on the New Computer I sign in and it syncs and transfers all my s… (read more)

I have a Brand New Win 10 Desktop Computer. My old computer had Firefox, I signed in and ran a sync.

Now on the New Computer I sign in and it syncs and transfers all my stuff over. However! alot of sites i browse are going in to German, - .de (like YouTube or Dell).

I have download the latest Firefox (GB/UK English) Version. I have checked all location settings/Time etc & all set to UK. I do not have VPN add in or anything.

MS Edge Browser on the New Computer is Working Fine no German sites.

Please Help.

Asked by mbakrania 4 years ago

Answered by mbakrania 4 years ago

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Keyboard stops working when using Japanese Hiragana input

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I nee… (read more)

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I need to manually switch to another language, then switch back to Japanese to unfreeze the keyboard for use in Firefox. I seems to get stuck when I am offered to choose between homophonous logographs i.e. 用紙 and 要旨, and although the arrow keys work to toggle between different choices, 'enter' nor 'space bar' will register, thus preventing me from naturally exiting the drop down scroll and moving on. This problem only occurs inside Firefox, and only with Japanese Hiragana (Chinese Pinyin works fine ironically). In Safari and other browsers the input method also works fine. Thank you for answering my question.

Asked by houstonphbu 4 years ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 4 years ago

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I only want content in English, just English, how do I stop Vietnamese?

I cannot get this sorted, I live in Vietnam, that's it, I don't speak the lingo + therefore I've obviously never selected any options, or anything in V'mese, but I'm plag… (read more)

I cannot get this sorted, I live in Vietnam, that's it, I don't speak the lingo + therefore I've obviously never selected any options, or anything in V'mese, but I'm plagued by it!! It's sporadic, yahoo homepage, google stuff + so on, I went to hook up my gmail to a new mail client I've got + the gmail stuff was all in V'mese + that was that. I'm no tech guy, no one at support is either, from what I can make out, is setting things up in English, just English, so involved?? Apparently it is, anyone got any ideas I'd be most grateful............either that or I'll move, or maybe just learn the bloody language!?!?!

Asked by SiCo 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Spellchecker problem (/questions/967628)

Firefox is not switching dictionaries. I have installed Finnish dictionary and Firefox is using only that now. If I right click and try to change dictionary to US or any … (read more)

Firefox is not switching dictionaries. I have installed Finnish dictionary and Firefox is using only that now. If I right click and try to change dictionary to US or any of the English dictionaries, it won't change it.

I have version 44.0 Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0.

Asked by kaaleppi 4 years ago

Last reply by kaaleppi 4 years ago