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Spell Checker in German
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:15:41 am »
How do i change the language in the spell checker from German to English US?


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Re: Spell Checker in German
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 04:32:06 pm »
You can't set a default spelling dictionary in Scribus (as far as I know).

Spell-checking is done at a frame level rather than a document level.

What you need to do is make sure you have the dictionary installed for the language you need - sounds obvious but if you don't you'll get very strange results - then set the same language in the Character/Paragraph Style you're using.

If you don't set the correct language in the style then Scribus can't spell-check it properly. The same is true if you don't use styles; Scribus will use the default language of the default style which is probably your Scribus language setting from "Preferences / General / Language".

This might seem awkward for a document in only one language but if you use styles correctly it's not too much extra work.

If you really don't like using styles and need to create single-language documents in different languages you could try changing the "Preferences / General / Language" setting but that would change the UI text too and would also limit the dictionaries you can use. It's a work-around but maybe not a very good one depending on what you want.

See this post for a bit of extra info.