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I am UK/Europe based and my first choice language is English, not US English.

My language choice is set correctly in the Preferences and yet when I run a spell check I am offered Americanised spelling corrections.

I'm talking about simple words like colour, harbour etc.

For a UK-based company this is a serious oversight and needs correcting asap.

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Spell-checking is controlled by the language you have specified in the Character panel.


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Although in Preferences both versions of English are shown, in the Language window of the Characters panel the only option is English, main no distinction between any of the many variations of English.

And as I mentioned before, when I run a spell check my usual English spellings of words such as colour are wrongly flagged up. An important issue for those of us who work in the UK, and probably on Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc, who generally follow British spelling norms and not those favoured by the US.

This forum is this same, constantly changing my English spellings for the US equivalent. 

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Hi @Xpresso

On the Mac we use the dictionaries that are set up within the OS itself to spell check.

Please go to System Preferences >  Keyboard > Text > Spelling > at the bottom of the drop list "Set up…”

If you ensure US and UK (or remove one if you would rather it didn't appear) are selected they should both be visible from within the application.

On Windows we use Hunspell dictionaries that we install, and we install both by default.


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