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How do I remove the "English (Philippines)" dictionary?

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Whenever I am typing in a text field, words are marked incorrect when they are not. Right-clicking on the text field and choosing "Language" shows the selected language is "English (Philippines)" instead of my preferred "English (Australia)". Once I change it to en-AU then the words are shown as being spelled correctly, however I am always having to change this as en-PH seems to have somehow become the default.

I would like to remove the en-PH dictionary entirely (seeing as there is apparently no way to make Firefox default to en-AU) but I cannot work out how to do this.

In my Firefox installation folder (/usr/lib/firefox) I can only find files for en-US and the en-GB language pack. In my own profile folder I have the en-AU add-on, but that is all. about:addons only shows the en-GB pack and en-AU dictionary, with en-PH nowhere to be seen. Searching my profile folder and the Firefox installation folder for *.dic or *.aff reveals no files at all.

Where is the en-PH dictionary coming from, and how can I remove it? I've attached screenshots of everything I can find that's language-based.

Many thanks for any help you can provide!

Whenever I am typing in a text field, words are marked incorrect when they are not. Right-clicking on the text field and choosing "Language" shows the selected language is "English (Philippines)" instead of my preferred "English (Australia)". Once I change it to en-AU then the words are shown as being spelled correctly, however I am always having to change this as en-PH seems to have somehow become the default. I would like to remove the en-PH dictionary entirely (seeing as there is apparently no way to make Firefox default to en-AU) but I cannot work out how to do this. In my Firefox installation folder (/usr/lib/firefox) I can only find files for en-US and the en-GB language pack. In my own profile folder I have the en-AU add-on, but that is all. about:addons only shows the en-GB pack and en-AU dictionary, with en-PH nowhere to be seen. Searching my profile folder and the Firefox installation folder for *.dic or *.aff reveals no files at all. Where is the en-PH dictionary coming from, and how can I remove it? I've attached screenshots of everything I can find that's language-based. Many thanks for any help you can provide!
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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Firefox scans other locations for dictionary files on Linux.

You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries:

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

I see some problematic info ("und" = undefined) reported in the troubleshooting information. So Firefox could have a problem with the default locale reported by the OS.

osPrefs:
regionalPrefsLocales:["en-AU"];
systemLocales:["en-AU"]; 
localeService: available:["en-GB","en-US"];
requested:["en-AU","en-US"];
regionalPrefs:["en-AU"];
supported:["en-US","en-GB","und"];
defaultLocale:"und";

See also these prefs:

  • intl.locale.requested = "en-AU,en-US"
    (you can try to create this String pref)
  • intl.regional_prefs.use_os_locales
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Firefox scans other locations for dictionary files on Linux.

You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries:

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

I see some problematic info ("und" = undefined) reported in the troubleshooting information. So Firefox could have a problem with the default locale reported by the OS.

osPrefs:
regionalPrefsLocales:["en-AU"];
systemLocales:["en-AU"]; 
localeService: available:["en-GB","en-US"];
requested:["en-AU","en-US"];
regionalPrefs:["en-AU"];
supported:["en-US","en-GB","und"];
defaultLocale:"und";

See also these prefs:

  • intl.locale.requested = "en-AU,en-US"
    (you can try to create this String pref)
  • intl.regional_prefs.use_os_locales
Firefox scans other locations for dictionary files on Linux. You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries: /usr/share/hunspell/ /usr/share/myspell/ ---- I see some problematic info ("und" = undefined) reported in the troubleshooting information. So Firefox could have a problem with the default locale reported by the OS. osPrefs: regionalPrefsLocales:["en-AU"]; systemLocales:["en-AU"]; localeService: available:["en-GB","en-US"]; requested:["en-AU","en-US"]; regionalPrefs:["en-AU"]; supported:["en-US","en-GB","und"]; defaultLocale:"und"; ---- See also these prefs: *intl.locale.requested = "en-AU,en-US"<br>''(you can try to create this String pref)'' *intl.regional_prefs.use_os_locales
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Malvineous said

In my Firefox installation folder (/usr/lib/firefox) I can only find files for en-US and the en-GB language pack. In my own profile folder I have the en-AU add-on, but that is all. about:addons only shows the en-GB pack and en-AU dictionary

So you know, the Language Packs are used to change the language of the user interface and has nothing to do with the inline spellchecker. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-firefox-another-language

''Malvineous [[#question-1254812|said]]'' <blockquote>In my Firefox installation folder (/usr/lib/firefox) I can only find files for en-US and the en-GB language pack. In my own profile folder I have the en-AU add-on, but that is all. about:addons only shows the en-GB pack and en-AU dictionary</blockquote> So you know, the Language Packs are used to change the language of the user interface and has nothing to do with the inline spellchecker. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-firefox-another-language

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The screenshot shows you have a en-GB language pack (3) and the en-AU dictionary (2).

What is the default Firefox locale you have installed? Is that the en-US Firefox version that includes the en-US dictionary?

If you do not need the en-US dictionary then you can possibly install the en-GB version that doesn't come with a dictionary.

The screenshot shows you have a en-GB language pack (3) and the en-AU dictionary (2). What is the default Firefox locale you have installed? Is that the en-US Firefox version that includes the en-US dictionary? If you do not need the en-US dictionary then you can possibly install the en-GB version that doesn't come with a dictionary.
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That was the problem! My Linux distro (Arch Linux) for some reason installs the en_PH dictionary when en_US is installed, in /usr/share/hunspell. Firefox was picking this up and somehow choosing it as the default.

I wasn't able to change the default - even setting those about:config settings to en_AU, however with en_PH now removed, it seems to default to en_AU now which is perfect.

Many thanks for your help!

That was the problem! My Linux distro (Arch Linux) for some reason installs the en_PH dictionary when en_US is installed, in <tt>/usr/share/hunspell</tt>. Firefox was picking this up and somehow choosing it as the default. I wasn't able to change the default - even setting those <tt>about:config</tt> settings to en_AU, however with en_PH now removed, it seems to default to en_AU now which is perfect. Many thanks for your help!
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