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    Two 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?

    and

    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.

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    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.

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    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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    Who said anything about having an argument??? :-)
    Trust me, this starts major arguements which is right. Which is used most and which none native speakers should use.

    I have all my international setting changed to UK and office on UK dictionary. But still the system is in US not UK. I have multilingual OSX too

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    Can you give us an example of where the dodgy spelling occurs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    Can you give us an example of where the dodgy spelling occurs?
    Right here:
    Quote Originally Posted by ??? View Post
    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"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    Can you give us an example of where the dodgy spelling occurs?
    [img=http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3313/picture1cu8.th.png]

    Just seems wierd. I can live with it, but I like to figure these things out.

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    Right here:
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    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"
    LOL! I meant WHERE was it saying color :-)

    Erm, I don't think you can fix it I'm afraid. It says color on mine too.

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    Oh well that sucks, I guess it doesn't really matter.

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