Rated 3.4 out of 5
3.4 Stars out of 5
- by Marco A.G.Pinto, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5@Juncus,
This add-on has been unmaintained for several years.
Mozilla's official GB speller is now mine:
"British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto)", which is also the speller that comes with Ubuntu, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
I hope this helps!
- by Juncus, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5I guess it would be nice if it used UK English spelling and didn't insist that centralised should have a Z. Does anyone know of a dictionary that uses English spelling not Americanised [no Z] English. It would be nice before I die.
- by Firefox user 14074661, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Such a pity that this wonderful extension isn't compatible with the latest version of Firefox. This should be explained prior to letting us download.
- by Firefox user 13932578, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Have only had a manual spell check (US only) on my rackspace email, which is about to be discontinued, since starting to use firefox. Really pleased with this very accurate and comprehensive British dictionary. Made my day.
- by Firefox user 13260361, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5It works and does the job pretty well.
It's not the Oxford Full British English; but you would be a fool to expect that for nothing.
Works in Thunderbird e-mail just fine.
Within generalised British spelling, they have accepted 's' or 'z' as a general spelling, it's common in Canada and Australia.
At least we don't have the American slang spellings to contend with.
Colour has a 'U' in it.
The Queen said so.
- by Firefox user 13595375, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5To enable, right-click in a multi-line text box, select "Languages", then "English / United Kingdom". - where is multi-line text box? I cannot activate this add-on.
- by Firefox user 13400426, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5well it works for a day or two then I have to re-install, this has been going on for a while, is there a fix somewhere and why is this happening all the time????? Other than that it's pretty good, just frustrating having to re-install every second day! Well it's getting wrasf (Worse) notcie how your !@#$%^&*() spell check is NOT working.... yet again, after installing it @#$%^&*()_ just about every !@#$%^&*()_ day?
- by Firefox user 13433947, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Rather a bad name for the program, British English is just like saying English English, whereas a Basterdised English like U,S, version of English would be correct. After all you wouldn't have a German German, French French or Spanish Spanish checker would you.
I come from England and naturally I speak English, It is a pity as others have pointed out that the English language is being basterdised by poor spelling checkers, that do not understand the difference between U.S. version of English and English.
In the main I found it to be not too bad, but I have stopped using the checker, because I get annoyed with the poor English English in the checker.
- by TrippyTiger, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5As many have said, THIS IS A BRITISH ENGLISH DICTIONARY! NOT AMERICAN! We do not spell it Optimize, or Realize. If you are going to be a BRITISH English one, get your spellings right!
Developer responseposted 3 years ago-ize spellings, though generally not preferred, are not incorrect. Therefore the dictionary does not flag them as wrong.
If you are seeing -ise words flagged, please check your settings, since this dictionary contains a plethora of -ise endings (including optimise and realise).
- by SteveP, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5A great addition to my suite of Add-ons - a must have for a Brit! :) Thanks for developing this. Out of interest, where do the words get stored that I add to the dictionary?
- by Hoanui, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5It's maddening when the words you add are deleted with CC.
Just for the record there is no such thing as British English; there is only English English all other variants are pseudo English.