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Old Jan 7th, 2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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OS X Spell Checker

I must be missing something simple, but the OS X spell checker checks my words against the incorrect American variants.

How can I use the correct spelling?

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Old Jan 7th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Do you have the US flag in the upper corner of your screen? Maybe changing it to Canadian changes the spelling?

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Old Jan 7th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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No. You need to type COMMAND + SHIFT + :
then you can change the spell checker to Canadian English, although it doesn't recognise Canadian english.

That alien dude from London helped me with that a while back.
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Old Jan 7th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #4
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No. You need to type COMMAND + SHIFT + :
then you can change the spell checker to Canadian English, although it doesn't recognise Canadian english.

That alien dude from London helped me with that a while back.

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I press Commadn + Shift + : and just get a beep that it's not recognized. Do I need to do this from a particular screen?
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Old Jan 7th, 2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Actually I think I figured it out.

I had been playing around in Preferences, International and from the main page I added Canadian English to the top of the list. The previous Language was labelled English (they should at least have called it Bastardized English or American English). I added Canadian English to the top of the list and I think that's what did it. It didn't take effect though until I logged out and then back in.
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I press Commadn + Shift + : and just get a beep that it's not recognized. Do I need to do this from a particular screen?
You have to do it from the screen you want to check.
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