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Why does Apple mark common words as misspelled?

Apple consistently marks "their", "there", "it's" and several other similar common words as misspelled in all of my apps. Why is this happening and how do I prevent it?
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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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Stop macOS from treating incorrectly spelled words as correct

Best I can tell, "refoxwarded" is not a word (the 12 results on Google as of this posting all appear to be typos of "reforwarded") and yet macOS's autocorrect was autocorrecting "reforwarded" to that. ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for automatically correcting all misspelled words in a macOS document?

In a Mac OS X native textfields, misspelled and typo'd words are underlined with a red squiggle. Is there a global keyboard shortcut that will correct all of the words in a document with their ...
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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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Is disabling spell check systemwide still possible in Sierra? [duplicate]

I wanted to comment my question directly in the thread Is it possible to disable spell check systemwide? , but I do not have enough reputation to comment, so I opened a new thread: I just upgraded ...
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How do I add spellcheck / dictionaries in macos Sierra? Got .aff and .dic files

I'm specifically trying to install system-wide support for Bulgarian. Tried looking for library/spelling but seems to be missing in macos Sierra. Got .aff and .dic files but... now what? Thank you.
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macOS Sierra - iMessage corrects me despite spellcheck is turned off

Good day! iMessage on my mac fixes my typos as I type despite the fact that I've disabled spell check in settings. Here is how it looks: Is there any way to fix that? Thank you in advance.
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OS X Ukrainian spellcheck

I did some research and still have trouble to find any way to enable Ukrainian language spell check in OS X. Please advise how to make it happen.
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where is the tooltip gone for misspelled words in ios 10

update: I have check spelling on under settings for both keyboards. Please try and not misunderstand this question. I'm NOT talking about the white background word suggestions white typing. I ...
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Display formatting symbols (invisible characters) on webpages and text forms

I am using various online tools for translation and proofreading, and I find that it would be very interesting to be able to display the most common formatting symbols in a browser. (Spaces and non-...
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My iPhone doesn't accept the contraction “doesn't” as a correct spelling, why?

My iPhone at some point stopped accepting "doesn't" and "Doesn't" as correct spellings. It accepts other contractions. Why is this and how can I fix it? Is there something wrong with the spell checker?...
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How can I have spell check for one language *but NOT* for another in El Capitain?

I want to have spell checking ON for Greek (or any other language you have) and OFF for English. At the System Preferences (Keyboard -> Text) I have enabled Greek (where it says "Ελληνικά (iSquare)" ...
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What is the difference between “Learn” and “Ignore” in spell checkers

When right-clicking a word in Pages and Sublime Text, the user is offered to either "Learn" or "Ignore" the word. What is the difference between learning and ignoring? To me it would seem the same, ...
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How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers?

[EDIT] I'm afraid this language feature is gone in Pages 5.* How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers? I don't need spell checking but language switching (for headers and ...
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Sound on Spelling Error [duplicate]

I am trying to find a way to get spell checking to play a sound when an error is detected. I don’t mean when an error is “corrected”, but just when one is detected. A long time ago, you would add a ...
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How to improve spell check in OS X

When I write a letter my workflow is like this. I type sentence. Some words end up underlined red. I right click on the underlined words and select the correct spelling. The problem is that the ...
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Learn spelling keyboard shortcut

Apple spellchecker is very useful, but does not work very well for technical text as it is missing all brand names and 50% words, doing more damage than good. Is there a way to do "Learn spelling" ...
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Is it possible to choose language for spell check for each individual mail?

I commonly write mails in different languages and would like to have the spell checker function with that. Previously I have been using Thunderbird on both my macs and linux machines, but recently I ...
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Extending native spell check

When I use the messages.app, messages I type are automagically corrected/replaced. How can I enable this feature across many more apps like Chrome for example?
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How to turn on spell checking in iOS 8.4

I am using an iPad (4th gen) with iOS 8.4. I would like to have it support spell checking. By spell checking I mean that misspelled words should be underlined in red (or otherwise distinctlively ...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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How to completely, utterly, disable spell-check on OS X Yosemite?

With the kind of writing I do, 99 out of 100 spelling "errors" aren't errors at all. Spell correction is simply incredibly unhelpful for me. I hate the distracting red dotted underline that appears in ...
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Enable spell check for various languages in Chrome

I use Yosemite with Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit). When writing in a text area the spell checker correctly detects English and French, but does not detect Spanish, and so it marks as wrong ...
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On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct?

On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct? I just want the red line to appear on words. But autocorrect is terrible and ruins most everything I say. So I just want spell ...
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Spell-check doesn't work on words with dashes (Mail.app in Yosemite)

I just upgraded to Yosemite, and noticed that in Mail.app spell check (as you type) doesn't work properly if two words are connected by a dash (hyphen) and only the second one is misspelled. For ...
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OS X Text Replacements sometimes not working?

This is a weird problem, I write a lot of different languages on my computer, and since my keyboard doesn't have all the keys in the world, I have made certain key-combinations that replaces them with ...
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...