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  • Pretty awful dictionary.

    Doesn't understand plurals of common words and doesn't even know words like customer. It gives a suggestion of custom er . Ermm WTF!

    EDIT: I am on Firefox Quantum 61.0.1 (64-bit)
    Will increase score if browser update / add on update fixes the issue.
    Yes, probably you aren't using it with the latest Firefox.

    Remember that Mozilla converted all spellers to WebExtensions and now it requires Firefox 62 or 63 and above.

    Only Firefox+Thunderbird 60.5 to be released on 29-JAN will support WebExtensions (60ESR).

    Only Thunderbird still has a legacy extension, but after 60.5 is released I will upload only WebExtensions.
  • The crux lay in the version of Firefox. To all who run into the same problem while using Leap 15.0 OpenSuse,
    this finally solved it y system had version 60 of Firefox, while it only ever works from version 63 upwards.
    Tried after regular (via add-ons in Firefox add-ons menu ) installing, immediately worked.
    By now you are probably in an asylum trying to regrow hair you ripped from your skull,
    embittered by the lack of help Linux users were able or willing to provide.
    You can come out now, retake your place in society, stop the foaming about the gob.
    All's well that ends well, thank you very much @dev, for the quick response and for ridding me
    of that linguistic monstrosity, the US " English" dialect, may it rot in all seven hells of legend.

    Mozilla converted all dictionaries here to WebExtensions.

    You must have the latest Firefox to be able to use them (V63 or above).

    Then follow the instructions on my guide:
  • Excellent that we have this dictionary. Shame we have to add it as an add-on rather than coming as standard in Firefox!
    I realise that Mozilla is a US organisation but think it's reasonable to expect fuller language support.
    There are some errors in this dictionary though: I noticed that words ending -ize are treated as correct whereas that is invariably the USA form, in Britain we tend to only use the -ise form.

    Thank you for your comments.

    GB also uses -IZE in most words according to the Oxford Dictionary (but there are exceptions).

    As a premium account holder of the Oxford Dictionaries, I have access to more information regarding the words, where it states in -IZE words "also blah blah -ISE".

    I wrote an example in the FAQ:

    But pressing the link there will only show the full Oxford description to premium users, persons who are just visitors won't see it. Nothing I can do about it.

    I believe that persons from Australia and Canada use -IZE and this speller can also be used by them.

    I am planning to create a module for my Proofing Tool GUI tool to allow future AU+CA maintainers to create a list of words to add and to remove in/from the GB speller, so that they can create high quality spellers for their countries, based on mine (it is in my TO-DO list)... what I don't know is who would be interested in such a hard task.

    My brother, kind regards!

    I will continue working on the speller.
  • Problem solved. My previous problem seems to be due to Firefox 61. Upgrading to 63 solved it. (For some reason Firefox did not remind me to upgrade, or I have missed the reminder….)

    Thanks for Marco's efforts and quick response.

    Could you remove the speller and readd it?

    There was a Thunderbird update that disabled the speller, not sure if it also happened with Firefox.

    Also, notice that Mozilla (Firefox) automatically changed all the spellers add-ons to WebExtension.

    This means, there are now two dictionaries:
    1) Firefox: WebExtension;
    2) Thunderbird: Legacy extension.

    I believe that 1) won't probably work with older versions of Firefox.

    If you have any issues reinstalling, please follow the guide:

    If it doesn't solve the issue, please send me a private e-mail to try to see what happened.


    EDIT: It is always a pleasure to help.
  • Great add-on and a must have! Now, if people would learn to structure their writing properly, use proper grammar and a spell checker, then I might just be able to understand what the hell they're on about. Remember to install your Firefox language pack as well ;-)
  • To reply to another user. This addon gets intalled automatically, and it's visible when you right click in a text area (when you write text) >language>English (United Kingdom) and it allows you to make a spell checking in your text area. If you don't know how to use a dictionary in Firefox, please don't insult the dev, thanks.
    By the way, I'm looking for an English dic with all the local variants, US, Autralian, British, etc...
    Dear Perce,

    Thank you for the nice comments.

    The only English dictionary I know of with the local variants is for LibreOffice and OpenOffice (yes, I am the guy who packs the extension for them).

    My GB speller also has places from New Zealand, Australia and US.

    It is used by other countries such as New Zealand.

    A friend (I can't remember if he is from Australia or Canada) told me that the difference there is that they prefer -ize or -ise (can't remember) and since my speller uses -ize and -ise, I believe more than one country can use it.

  • The default one is useless. I have disabled the default and now use this one.

    Excellent work thank you very much.
  • Much better than the simplified English they keep trying to force down our throats
  • Great! Not sure why the built in one wasn't working, but this works perfectly, thanks

    The build from the other person is from 2006, if you look at his release logs.

    That is why I took the task myself, since no one seemed to care.

    A few weeks ago I tried pasting part of my wordlist into MS Word 365 and guess what the results were :p


    We are reaching a stage which no one has reached before.

    I believe that the OpenStreetMap database is used by the British military. I credited it and now the military can also use Firefox and Thunderbird to write their messages, if they wish.

    In a few years I have hope that mankind will reach a golden age in open-source software.

    My dear brother, thank you for using my add-on.

    Kind regards,
  • This is by far one of the best add-ons ever made, for any platform, for any program, and for free! It's too bad that other dictionaries doesn't have the same kind of effort and passion. It's essential for anyone seriously writing in British English.

    I was just curious about why it doesn't have a perfect five-stars score and started reading some comments... Well, Einstein was right about the infiniteness of some human features... It's stunning how some people are simply unable to use a browser dictionary, or to understand how it works and why, and then they waste time coming here to complain about their inabilities...

    Anyway, I've been using this dictionary for so long and just had to thank the author for the amazing work! Forget those that apparently don't even know how to "Google" it. Thinking about it, is "to google" a verb, already...?
    Thank you!

    Yes, "google" is a verb:

    I added it a long time ago.


    EDIT: "Google" is also a company name if written in uppercase.
  • This guys doesn't get enough credit. It may not be the most glamorous of add-ons, but it is fundamental for me.
    Thank you!

    :-) :-) :-)

    V2.63 is out!

    The "civil parishes" list is huge and it will take me a few more months to add them all (I am adding with copy/paste all the missing ones, one by one).

    Always remember that you can send me an e-mail if you find missing or incorrect words.