Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Lolu chungechunge lwabekwa kunqolobane. Uyacelwa ubuze umbuzo omusha uma udinga usizo.

Multiple language spellcheck

  • 4 uphendule
  • 2 zinale nkinga
  • 21 views
  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu cor-el

more options

Hello!

I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so frequent. I understand that I can install multiple dictionaries, but that does not allow me to use more than one language's spellcheck at a time.

Is it possible to activate 2+ language dictionaries in Firefox?

Thanks for the help, Sylvan

Hello! I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so frequent. I understand that I can install multiple dictionaries, but that does not allow me to use more than one language's spellcheck at a time. Is it possible to activate 2+ language dictionaries in Firefox? Thanks for the help, Sylvan

All Replies (5)

more options

I don't know if there is a direct way to have more than one spellchecker.

One thing you could try is to have more than one Firefox profile. Each would have its own spellchecker.

more options

My reply may help you, but not me. Still, I think our issues are related but opposite. I am using Firefox 102, and spell check either English or French. In the current version, the spell check on the context menu allows for both languages to be checked simultaneously. When this is done, whichever language is written, the underline is gone. So, this may be good for you, but not me, and unless I know better, I suspect that this is a bug.

more options

I understand that spellchecking now supports more than one language. I suggest you install additional dictionaries. Make sure you install dictionaries, not language packs, from the second link.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/language-tools/

more options

You would have to check only one dictionary from the list and un-check the other(s), so only one dictionary is active at the time.

Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el

more options

Thanks to all for clearing this up. I wasn't sure if two language spelling was an error. It is good for multilingual correspondence but for most of my interest, I can use only one language at a time because unknown words are added to persdict.dat. This is broken down by language, 'cleaned up', and added my Wiktionary list of missing words. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/User:Ineuw.