Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to Tom Cole1)
Let's see if 10.6 is the same as 10.4 here...
To change the language dictionary used by the spell check feature:
- 1. Open an application that uses a built-in dictionary. Mail is an example.
- Highlight some text...
- 2. Choose Spelling from the Edit menu, and Spelling from the submenu.
- 3. In the Spelling dialog box, select the desired dictionary language from the pop-up menu.
- 4. Close the window.
Note: You must repeat these steps for other applications that use the built-in dictionaries.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to Tom Cole1)
But I mean the Dictionary application. Version 2.1.3 (80.4) It has no spell check. It has Japanese in it that you can select, and you can select Wikipedia in Spanish but all you get are Wikipedia pages instead of a dictionary. I want to add a dictionary.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Tom Cole1)
In 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) under preferences in Dictionary you can select also a Diccionario General de la Lengua Espanola Vox.
I do not know if it is also to be found in previous SOX versions.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Tom Cole1)
Tom Cole1 wrote:
Certainly people who buy Macs in Spanish-speaking countries the world over do not get a mac with an English dictionary app.
Indeed they did back in 10.6/2009. The Spanish dictionary was not added until 10.8/2012. Sometimes you can add them to older systems, but I don't know of a Spanish module for that:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Hi BDAqua. May I ask you to help me too to understand the Dictionaries - Spell Check and Languages ?
I have an Italian OS.
In the preferences I have this
The spell check in Pages is in Italian (I imagine only in Italian).
I have not checked Word since I believe it has its own checker dictionaries.
In the /Library/Dictionaries/ there is only the OpenThesaurus Deutsch. dictionary no other file
The spell check in Mail works automatic according to the language in Italian - English - German and probably French (not tested).
The dizionario Apple is in Italian and only related to words that have to do with Apple OS and computers.
If I open Language and text preferences I see that the languages I have choosen, are the ones thant I find in the preferences of Dictionary.
But if I open Dizionario.app (Version 2.2.1) I have this :
and there is no italian Dictionary...
I have opened Preferences Language and Text. Click on Text the Spell Check is set to Auto per Language.. OK
If I click on Auto per Language the drop down window opens and let me see a list of 15 languages and under "Configura" (Setup) I can select which of the languages are to be used for the Automatic Spell check.
Interesting is the note under this: To add another Dictionary for spellcheck copy the .aff and .dic files from Spelling Folder to Library Folder.
Well: the Spelling Folder of my MAC/Library is empty.
The Spelling Folder in the Library of me as User contains 3 files dynamic-text.dat it LocalDictionary
I have done something wrong in the installation ?
Thanks for your time.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to WALTER-MILANO-ITALY)
and there is no italian Dictionary...
Apple has never provided an Italian Dictionary for Dictionary.app. Only English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. You can ask for more at
Or look for a 3rd party Italian module to add:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Thanks Tom. GREAT.
I was so stupid to write such a long message to BDAqua and after posting it my eyes shifted up to your answer to Tom Cole1.... the answer was already there.
Coming back here your repeted suggestion was already downloaded and installed.
One more exemple one should read carefully all posts before writng.
My mind was not connected...
Hope BDAqual will not spend time to answer.
Thanks you both