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American spelling hegemony

Norm Beazer-3
Well, not really. Hegemony is maybe too strong a word.

But why is it so durned difficult to reset one’s language spelling choice – from American to British spelling ??  

The spelling preference has always been hard to find (yes, it is buried under keyboard) but now that I have upgraded to Mavericks it doesn’t seem to work at all.  In vain I have selected British, or changed to Australian, and back again – I have logged out and in again, I have restarted – it makes no difference.  Spelling choice does not seem to want to stick.  Stuck firmly on good old USA spelling.

Frustrating and annoying to see all those incorrect red underlines – when I actually do want to see my spelling corrections, and not the “false” USA renderings.

Ideas to fixit ?

Norm





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Re: American spelling hegemony

David Ross
In exchange for a better price on the F35 fighter your PM agreed to
change British spellings to Amuricun.

On 7/16/14, 3:32 PM, Norm Beazer wrote:> Well, not really. Hegemony is
maybe too strong a word.
 >
 > But why is it so durned difficult to reset one’s language spelling
choice – from American to British spelling ??
 >
 > The spelling preference has always been hard to find (yes, it is
buried under keyboard) but now that I have upgraded to Mavericks it
doesn’t seem to work at all.  In vain I have selected British, or
changed to Australian, and back again – I have logged out and in again,
I have restarted – it makes no difference.  Spelling choice does not
seem to want to stick.  Stuck firmly on good old USA spelling.
 >
 > Frustrating and annoying to see all those incorrect red underlines –
when I actually do want to see my spelling corrections, and not the
“false” USA renderings.
 >
 > Ideas to fixit ?



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Re: American spelling hegemony

Tom Gewecke
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On Jul 16, 2014, at 3:32 PM, Norm Beazer wrote:

>  In vain I have selected British, or changed to Australian, and back again – I have logged out and in again, I have restarted – it makes no difference.  Spelling choice does not seem to want to stick.  Stuck firmly on good old USA spelling.
>

What apps are you talking about exactly?  Some do not use Apple's system settings.

Do TextEdit and Pages 5 not do it right?  Also check the dictionary in Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar






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Re: American spelling hegemony

Dr Digby L. James
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> The spelling preference has always been hard to find (yes, it is buried under keyboard) but now that I have upgraded to Mavericks it doesn’t seem to work at all.  In vain I have selected British, or changed to Australian, and back again – I have logged out and in again, I have restarted – it makes no difference.  Spelling choice does not seem to want to stick.  Stuck firmly on good old USA spelling.
>
> Frustrating and annoying to see all those incorrect red underlines – when I actually do want to see my spelling corrections, and not the “false” USA renderings.

It looks like you’re working in Word, and its language setting, rather than the Mavericks language settings.

If so, you need to edit the Normal template and change the language there, and any document you’ve already created. Cmd-A and select Language from the Tools menu. Also change it in the style sheets.

If it’s some other WP, the same kind of thing applies.

If it’s in Mail you’re having problems I’m tempted to recommend a Birmingham screwdriver for something so delicate.

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