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The reason is trivial: I am a fan of the "Word of the Day" screen saver and I would like to add dictionaries for languages other than English and Japanese (these are the two that I can select now in screen saver options).

How can I do it?

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Any luck? It seems to make absolutely no sense at all that only English and Japanese dictionaries can be selected but I've found no way around it. –  Xiang Ji Apr 16 at 10:13
Seems like a half-assed project/easter egg abandoned after OS X 10.8. –  Xiang Ji Apr 16 at 10:20

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If you have 10.8, you can enable French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish dictionaries from the preferences of Dictionary.app:

They don't seem to be shown as choices for the Word of the Day screensaver though:

I also tried restarting after enabling the dictionaries.

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Yes they don't appear in the screensaver, exactly. –  scrrr Jun 27 '13 at 12:08
Thank you for this post! –  Vinozio Sep 2 '14 at 7:19
Japanese works though! Thanks! :D –  Eric Muyser Oct 16 '14 at 18:27
No idea why this post got so many upvotes- Didn't solve the question at all :( –  Xiang Ji Apr 16 at 10:14

This should solve your problem: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-expanding-apple-dictionary-–-mac-only/

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See Lauri's comment. It doesn't work with the screensaver. –  scrrr Jun 27 '13 at 12:08
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