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corago Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 16, 2012 8:52 PM

How to add a dictionary ?

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,640 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 10:39 PM (in response to corago)

    You've already got one!  It's in your Applications folder.  It's called "Dictionary".  It's included with Mountain Lion.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,805 points)
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    Oct 17, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to corago)

    corago wrote:

     

    How to add another one in a different language and still keep the original one. I need both an English and a French dictionary.

     

     

    Go to Applications > Dictionary.app > Preferences and check the box for the French dictionary.

  • shelanmalagu Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:19 PM (in response to corago)

    hi can you teach me how to change my dictionary?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,805 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:54 AM (in response to shelanmalagu)

    shelanmalagu wrote:

     

    hi can you teach me how to change my dictionary?

     

    Go to Applications > Dictionary.app > Preferences and check the box for the dictionary you want.

     

    If there is some part of this you do not understand, please provide details about that.

  • Blue_ Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:18 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    Hi Tom,

    any idea what would it require to set up Croatian dictionary as one of the supplied dictionaries in osx 10.8.2?

    I've read some of your posts and cocoaspell was mentioned. But on their site, they clearly report:

    "cocoAspell does not work with Pages. Pages ignores the language specified in the Spelling window and uses the language settings from the "More" tab in the Inspector panel. In my opinion this is a gross inconsistency with the normal user interface experience. The conclusion is that you can use cocoAspell with Pages if you are lucky to be using one of the Apple defined languages.

    "

    This tells me that cocoaspell would not be sufficient for what I'm looking for - native support for Croatian language in OS X and other Apple aplications. What I'd like to be able is to use Spell checking as I type, in Croatian, and if some particular word is declared as incorrect, to be able to choose the correct one, or add this word via single click to the currently used Croatian dictionary.

     

    What effort would it require to create Croatian osx native dictionary? I plan to install XCode for example although I'm not familiar with this particular IDE nor cocoa but come from Windows environment (Java SE, Java EE, .Net, etc.).

     

    Care to share how best to proceed to the goal of functional Croatian (native) dictionary?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,805 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to Blue_)

    Blue_ wrote:

     

    any idea what would it require to set up Croatian dictionary

     

    The easiest thing is to see if there is already one made for OpenOffice.

     

    http://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2011/06/extra-spell-checking-dictionaries-for.html

  • foodo Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2013 2:10 AM (in response to corago)

    Actually Apple dictionary doesn't work ... iOS 7

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,640 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to foodo)

    That is incorrect.  The dictionary works just fine under iOS 7.

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