01-09-2007, 05:28 AM #1Two questions about regional English
OK, I love OS X, just one thing gets to me, American English.
Basically, I am British and an English teacher, so I want British English. Please lets not start a debate about US/UK English as we all have opinions and it won't be settled here. I save that arguement for work.
My OS X is in US and would prefer UK. Two basic questions:
UK members, do you have British English?
Can I change it? I looked in the international section of system preferences and couldn't see any options. Everything is set to the UK, but I still "Color". Why, its starting to get to me, and the MSN spell checker, I hate it.
01-09-2007, 05:54 AM #2
Who said anything about having an argument??? :-)
In Prefs>International I only have 'English' available in language and under Formats I can select 'United Kingdom as the region.
Under Input Menu I have 'British' ticked.
All these apply to OS X settings though, so Microsoft products will need changing to British from within their own settings.
01-09-2007, 06:05 AM #3MacHeadCaseGuest
You can also choose UK English in the Mac OS X dictionary.
To set this, in most apps it is placed in the menubar under Edit ---> Spelling ---> Spelling...
Once the Spelling window opens, at the very bottom of this window there is a drop-down menu where you choose the language and in those selections you do have British english.
Hope this helps. :girl:
01-09-2007, 06:44 AM #4
01-09-2007, 07:37 AM #5
Can you give us an example of where the dodgy spelling occurs?
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01-09-2007, 08:18 AM #7
01-09-2007, 11:29 AM #8Right here:
Originally Posted by ???
Everything is set to the UK, but I still "Color". Why, its starting to get to me, and the MSN spell checker, I hate it.
It should be "Colour"
Erm, I don't think you can fix it I'm afraid. It says color on mine too.
01-09-2007, 03:41 PM #9
Oh well that sucks, I guess it doesn't really matter.
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