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I don’t see a way in the menus or the help files that one can use foreign language dictionaries with spell checking. Example: I am creating a concert program in English but have to use many foreign (German and French) words. APub flags them, which is very annoying. However, I don’t want to add them to its built-in English dictionary either. Microsoft Office, for example, lets you use multiple language dictionaries.

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@user125

Perhaps this FAQ will help you.

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I was sure I responded to this yesterday, but I guess I didn't press Submit :(

First, as @emmrecs01 mentioned, the FAQ will tell you where to find additional dictionaries if you need them, and how to install them.

If you have the appropriate dictionary installed, then the Language section of the Character studio panel will let you specify the Spelling language for any particular word, phrase, or paragraph. Or you can create Text Styles for each language, and assign that style to the word(s) via the Context Toolbar.

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