Archived - Mac OS X 10.2: How to Change the Spell Check Language Dictionary

This document explains how to change the language dictionary used by the Mac OS X spell check feature.
This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
Note: Not all applications use the Mac OS X spelling dictionaries to which this document refers. Some third-party applications use their own dictionaries, and you should see third-party documentation for questions about them. Applications that use the Mac OS X spelling dictionaries have Spelling submenu choices in the Edit menu.

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.
    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.
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
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