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Every time I get a new version of Firefox my language defaults to UK English

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I run Linux Mint 19.1 MATE desktop 64 bit and its language is US English, and when I am filling in a web form, I have set my language in Firefox to English (United States) -- Context menu > Language.

Invariably, when the repository brings me a new Firefox (now 73.0 64-bit), I find such misspelled words as "color" and "center," ("colour" and "centre" preferred), when I am commenting on a web form's Comment box. I look and it is set to English (United Kingdom). I set it to (United States) and it's good to go again until the next upgrade!

I presume it has more to do with the Firefox repository than with the Mozilla developers and the Firefox "factory," to draw a comparison with the local Cadillac dealership and the factory. "Comparison" wasn't the word I was looking for, here!

Any ideas or suggestions how to stop this preference change? Thank you.

I run Linux Mint 19.1 MATE desktop 64 bit and its language is US English, and when I am filling in a web form, I have set my language in Firefox to English (United States) -- Context menu > Language. Invariably, when the repository brings me a new Firefox (now 73.0 64-bit), I find such misspelled words as "color" and "center," ("colour" and "centre" preferred), when I am commenting on a web form's Comment box. I look and it is set to English (United Kingdom). I set it to (United States) and it's good to go again until the next upgrade! I presume it has more to do with the Firefox repository than with the Mozilla developers and the Firefox "factory," to draw a comparison with the local Cadillac dealership and the factory. "Comparison" wasn't the word I was looking for, here! Any ideas or suggestions how to stop this preference change? Thank you.
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The Firefox version from the Ubuntu repositories usually comes with a lot of locales (language packs) and dictionaries installed, so maybe try Firefox en-US from the Mozilla server and remove the unneeded dictionaries (Firefox en-US comes with a builtin en-US dictionary).

You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries:

/usr/share/hunspell/
/usr/share/myspell/

See also the DICPATH environment variable.

The Firefox version from the Ubuntu repositories usually comes with a lot of locales (language packs) and dictionaries installed, so maybe try Firefox en-US from the Mozilla server and remove the unneeded dictionaries (Firefox en-US comes with a builtin en-US dictionary). *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries: /usr/share/hunspell/ /usr/share/myspell/ See also the DICPATH environment variable.
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