When you install Google Chrome, a default language and dictionary file is automatically installed during the process. Chrome sets the language as the browser's primary language which means that it won't offer to translate web pages published in it and display spelling corrections automatically when you write in the browser.
You can add additional languages and dictionaries to the browser. This can be useful if you want spell checking functionality for additional languages. So, if you write in German and English for example, you may want to add the German dictionary to Chrome so that your German texts get spell checked as well.
To add a new language and dictionary to Chrome, do the following:
The languages menu displays all installed languages. You can only install spell checking support for languages that are installed in the browser, so click on add first on the screen to add another language to Chrome.
You can go quickly through the menu by entering the first couple of letters of the language that you want to add once the full selection menu is displayed here., e.g. Chi for Chinese.
For each language that you install this way, you get the following options:
How to select a different spell checking dictionary
To switch to a different dictionary, right-click on a form on the website you are on and select a different language under Spell-checker options.
Here you find listed all installed languages and can switch to another one easily. Note that this switches the spell checking language permanently to the selected language. In other words, it has the same effect as selecting a spell checking language in the language preferences.Advertisement
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