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How to add a custom global spellchecker (Esperanto language) on macOS?

Esperanto is an artificially constructed language which has about 2 millions speakers globally. Understandably, macOS doesn't come with an Esperanto language dictionary / spellchecker preinstalled. I'...
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What words are stored in `~/Library/Spelling/en`?

John Gruber recently tweeted on Mastodon: One of my favorite features on the Mac [...] is adding new words to the system-wide spelling dictionary. The feature dates back to Mac OS X 10.0 and I'm ...
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How to change language for automatic spelling correction on iPhone?

I want my iOS to recognise both UK and US spellings as correct, but prioritise one over the other, depending on which is the primary language used (but that's secondary). I came across solutions, ...
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How do I add Bulgarian spell check to MacBook M1 macOS Monterey?

I remember getting it to work somehow on my old MacBook but no such luck so far on this time around. I know I need .aff and/or .dic files but where do I get those? Also when I add this to my MacBook, ...
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Spellcheck underline color

Is there a way to change the color of the spellcheck underline? For colorblind people, red is not the best option.
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How to add a correction to the personal dictionary

In macOS I can Right click -> Learn Spelling on a word for which the system thinks it is wrongly spelled, but (for me) it is spelled correctly. The word then gets added to my personal dictionary. ...
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cocoAspell successor? (Improved Spell Check for m1+, macOS 13+)

cocoAspell (git, last updated: 2016, deprecated) brought the unix package Aspell (a spellcheck dictionary for terminal editors) to the system-wide macOS spellcheck. cocoAspell has since deprecated. ...
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What can I do to improve Apple's spellcheck? [duplicate]

I use a variety of tools for writing, many of which have their own spellcheck or grammar check functionality, and am pretty consistently impressed by how good these are (Google Doc for example is ...
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Mac won't autocorrect 'hte'

This has been going on for way too long and I'm hoping someone can help me. For whatever reason, the last two Macs I've had have stopped autocorrecting the word 'hte'. I could of course just learn how ...
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How to enable spell check in Notes?

I want to enable the option Check spelling while typing in macOS Notes app. This is usually done in: Notes > Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check spelling while typing. But, I cannot. For some ...
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How do I prevent Pages from hyphenating a specific word?

I have read Wrap words in Pages but my question is different. How do I prevent a specific word from being hyphenated (because Pages is wrong - "IS-P:er" (!!))? I have a vague memory that ...
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How to Disable Auto-Hyphenation

I have had an iPhone 7 Plus since 2018. It is running on iOS 15.5 with Pages Document version 11.1. Today, for the first time ever, after finishing one Pages Document with no issues, it suddenly ...
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Spellcheck stopped working in Monterey 12.1

Spellcheck has stopped working in all my apps since upgrading to 12.1 and/or installing Grammarly. Misspelled words are NOT underlined in red. -I uninstalled Grammerly -I checked to make sure ...
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I would like to write in a different language and use spell check, but always using the same keyboard layout

I am writing mostly in English and I use the default "ABC" layout on macbook with macOS Monterey. Sometimes I get an email in different languages. I reply them in the same language. I don't ...
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How to add words to dictionary for future spell check?

On my PC and MacBook Air I have the option to right click on a word underlined in red to “Add to Dictionary” and I’m wondering if I can do the same on my iPad Pro. Is this possible or do I simply have ...
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How to add word to iOS text correction dictionary? Learn Spelling / Hide Red Squiggly Line

I will often type a brand name or other word that the iOS text correction dictionary thinks is a typo or misspelled. This adds a red squiggly line under the offending word. Screenshot from Apple iOS ...
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Develop spelling dictionary and grammar support in macOS for unsupported languages

I'm coming from Windows and Linux world, so don't be too harsh :-) Is it possible to develop a spelling dictionary and grammar support for unsupported languages? Is there any documentation available? ...
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Big Sur does not reliably recognize German

I upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur, and now my Notes documents, which are mixed German/English, are no longer spell-checked correctly. Many (but not all) German words are incorrectly highlighted in ...
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Turn off new popup for spell checking in MS Word for Mac on macOS 10.15

After my last macOS update, a popup started appearing when you click/hover on a misspelled word in MS Word for Mac. This is very frustrating when you are working with randomly generated IDs. I've ...
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How can I compile/install wordnet on a recent macOS?

I want install WordNet on macOS Mojave. I have downloaded WordNet-3.0.tar.gz and ran the ./configure step, but it finished with the line checking for Tcl configuration... configure: WARNING: Can't ...
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Is there a shortcut to undo MacOS's spell check correction without completely disabling it?

I like Mac's spell check in general but in some cases, it gets it wrong. Is there a shortcut to quickly undo its spell correction?
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Is there a way to get system-wide Grammarly correction on MacOS?

Is it possible to get Grammarly checking system-wide on MacOS? As far as I know, Grammarly only works as a browser plugin or Microsoft Office plugin (maybe more). Grammarly is fantastic, but the need ...
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How to turn off new popup for spell checking in Word for Mac on macOS 11.3

After the last macOS update, a popup started appearing when you click on a misspelled word in Word for Mac. This is a very frustrating function when you work in several different languages not always ...
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How to completely turn off spell check in macOS Big Sur

Spelling autocorrect and checking seem to have changed in Big Sur. I have disabled Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check spelling while typing, I unchecked System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Autocomplete in Chrome Browser, not sure if its Mac OS or Chrome

Every time I type "Th" in a text field within my Chrome browser, an autocomplete prompt of "Thanks" pops up. I've dug around and can't figure it if its a Chrome, plugin, or a macOS ...
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Locating the file in which a dictionary word is stored

I misspelt the word "analogous", and I found that the system spellchecker offered "anbalagous" as a possible correction. As far as I can tell, "anbalagous" isn't a real ...
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Fixing bad spelling suggestions

Is there any way in macOS to fix or improve spelling suggestions that are very obviously wrong, like this one? Is there some setting somewhere that can be tweaked to make spellcheck less dumb/...
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Write in English using a foreign keyboard layout on iPad

As a bilingual user, this is something that have frustrated me for a while now. The OS defaults to changing the keyboard layout along with the input language. However, physical keys don’t move around ...
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How to disable "Spelling and Grammar" globally, for all apps?

I have searched for the similar title, got a few answers which are not applicable to my case: Is disabling spell check systemwide still possible in Sierra? (redirects to the next link) Is it possible ...
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Stop autocorrect from autocorrecting a word even if I re-type it after it has been autocorrected

If I type 'grg' it gets autocorrected on the next time I press space to 'gtg'. If I backspace the 'tg' and then type 'rg' to once again form the word 'grg', it still autocorrects (again) to 'gtg'. ...
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iOS 12.2 unknown words can be dragged around, but why?

By accident I've discovered the following: I open the messages app and write some text in the message area I write a word that the phone doesn't have in its dictionary and it gets a red dotted ...
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'LocalLibrary' file

I'm looking to add a large number of words to my spell checker lexicon. I've been told to go to Library > Spelling > LocalLibrary, but there is no such file in my Spelling folder (or anywhere else on ...
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How to get rid of spell checker on macOS Mojave?

I have disabled spell checker in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. Also, in TextEdit, under Edit > Grammar > Check spelling automatically. Opening a document in TextEdit keeps re-enabling the app-...
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Can I sidestep a red line spelling checker in words other than English?

In macOS there appear words that are underlined in red if the spelling is wrong. However, I started to learn French and only found that French words that are spelled correctly have he red underlines ...
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How to change language of an existing Pages for iCloud document?

I have document that was created in Pages for Mac with the correct spelling/language (not English) settings for each paragraph. However, when I now try to edit this document using Pages for iCloud the ...
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macOS built-in spell checker performs badly - what can I do?

macOS Mojave cannot detect that I made a mistake at badd and cannot guess that "approximately" was spelled incorrectly. How can I improve the built-in spell checker? (i.e. I don't want to use a spell ...
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Mojave spell check keeps flagging correct words and tries to change them to grammatically incorrect words

So this has been driving me crazy - it feels like I have a grammar troll living in my computer. MacOS's spell checker keeps flagging words as misspelled that aren't. I notice it mostly in Mail, ...
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HIgh Sierra spell checker can't be disabled

I have a Mac with High Sierra (10.13.6) and I am unable to disable the spell checker. I've tried going to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text and unchecking all the boxes but the spell checker ...
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Multilingual spell checking on Whatsapp Desktop is not working

Multilingual spell checking (French and English) is working very well generally on my mac OS install. I set it up correctly following these recommendations. However, there seems to be something ...
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Remove an automatic correction from the dictionary?

At some point in the previous years, apple decided to include newspaper names in their dictionary. For Swiss French, this includes the words for morning and minutes, capitalised. So if write “munutes”,...
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AppleSpell error: Contacts change history truncated, resetting!

My macOS High Sierra system is increasingly slowing to a crawl and having huge spikes in CPU usage, notably in Messages, but even when it not running. The logs that seem to be most closely associated ...
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Spell check multiple languages at the same time, at the same input field?

Is there an option to somehow combine multiple languages at the same spell check "session"? Form what I can find under Keyboard > Text it seems that there are only two options 1) Chose one specific ...
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Japanese system-wide spellchecker

I am looking for a relatively easy solution for a Japanese spellchecker (not a Japanese dictionary for the Dictionary app) in High Sierra. I would prefer a link to a downloadable spelling dictionary (...
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Can't enable spell checker option in Xcode

Option is greyed out and I cannot enable spell checking in Xcode
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How to change the spelling language in OS X with AppleScript?

I often need to change the spelling language in OS X from English to Turkish and vice versa, how can I do it with an AppleScript? Note: I have read this question already, but in there, the answer ...
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How to permanently turn off check spelling while typing in macOS!

How to permanently turn off check spelling while typing in macOS - for each and every app. Whenever I turn off this option in anyone of my default or third party mac apps within a few seconds these ...
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macOS keyboard shortcut for correcting misspelled words?

In a Mac OS X native textfields, misspelled and typo'd words are underlined with a red squiggle. Is there a standard keyboard shortcut that will correct a mispelling by selecting the most-likely ...
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Why is Pages autocompleting / autocorrecting entries in my table? Why is this unwanted feature stealing my tab key?

I am using Pages 6.2 on macOS 10.12.5. Within Pages settings, Auto-Correction > Correct Spelling Automatically is disabled. I unchecked the Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Spelling While Typing ...
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Dictionary on my Mac never adds words, even when I tell it to "learn" when I'm spell-checking

Adding to the dictionary is not working for any app on my computer (word, messages, mail, etc.), and it hasn't through several OS upgrades, since I don't know when (we're on El Capitan now). This has ...
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Adding a dictionary in different language and enabling spellchecking for that language too?

I always install the system with English and have no idea how to add a Spanish dictionary and spellchecking on my mac, how can it be done?
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