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I have "Check Spelling While Typing" selected, but words are not being underlined.

If I try to execute "Check Spelling" I get an error that there's no dictionary installed for Canadian English. I'm happy to use British English, but not sure where I select this.

The folder "C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Common\1.0\Dictionaries" is empty - this can't be right can it?




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8 minutes ago, NeelModi said:

The folder "C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Common\1.0\Dictionaries" is empty - this can't be right can it?

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

Yes, that's correct. That folder contains any dictionaries that you have added, and it is empty until you add some. The dictionaries that come pre-installed with Affinity are in a different location.

If you want a Canadian English dictionary you'll need to install it yourself. The FAQ has information on locating and installing dictionaries:

If I remember correctly there is no Canadian English hyphenation dictionary, so in addition to downloading the .aff and .dic files for Canadian English I think you'll need to download the US or UK English hyphenation dictionary and rename it.

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Thanks Walt!

I did actually find the Language setting in the Character studio tab. All my text was set to "(unavailable) EN-CA" which I think AP took from my Windows settings. I had to click inside each text box, select all, then change the language setting to UK English. I wish I could just select all boxes and change this, but it look likes AP needs text actually selected. I only had about 20 boxes, so no big deal.

Then I selected UK English in Preferences, restarted AP, and now new text boxes default to UK English.

Typos and spelling errors are being underlined now.


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