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Hi,

I can only get my spellcheck in Affinity Designer (Windows) to work if I go to the language section at the bottom of the character panel and change it to English (British). The problem is that it won't stay as the default. For each new document I need to set it. If I open a previous document from when it wasn't working, I need to select the text first before it will use the British English language. It keeps using Unknown (en-Au).

Does anyone know how to set it as the default please?

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22 minutes ago, Konspaul said:

I don't even see my local language in the list. It should be Finnish. Where can I add it?

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You won't have Finnish in that list until you've added a Finnish dictionary.

Instructions for adding dictionaries are in the FAQ:

 


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You will need to create a subfolder with a name in the format of xx-XX ( substituting xx-XX for the locale id ). You will need to copy your xx_XX.dic, xx_XX.aff and hyph_xx_XX.dic files to the subfolder. Now restart Affinity Publisher for the dictionaries to appear within the app.

Doesn't seem like https://github.com/LibreOffice/dictionaries has Finnish dictionaries. Anyone know about this or where should I find Finnish .dic and .aff files for Windows?

 

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3 minutes ago, Konspaul said:

Doesn't seem like https://github.com/LibreOffice/dictionaries has Finnish dictionaries. Anyone know about this or where should I find Finnish .dic and .aff files for Windows?

 

Try

for the dictionary, and also a pointer a couple of posts below that one for hyphenation.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.742 Beta.

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On 6/15/2018 at 7:07 AM, MEB said:

Hi Silver06,
[Edited] Create a text object, set the language for the spellcheck as you want, then go to menu Edit ▸ Defaults ▸ Save. The language selected should now be used for all new documents.

This was driving me nuts trying to figure how to set the dictionary language and then keep it. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Oh a side note, is there a Canadian dictionary for Affinity products?

 

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10 minutes ago, Scriptmonkey said:

Oh a side note, is there a Canadian dictionary for Affinity products?

I don't think so, but if you're on Mac it may be available through your system settings.

Your screenshot is so small that I'm not sure what Designer 's message says.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.742 Beta.

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It says that it doesn't have the Can dictionary loaded, so it can't do a spellcheck. I know that my laptop is set to Canadian English (three guesses where I'm from), so that's probably it. I could change it to US, but my kids use it for school work so that would make things unnecessarily "fun" for them.

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