Rather 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.
As 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!
-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).
A 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?
It'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.
I wish they would relise that realise is not the same as realize in British English. My audience is mainly British and the name of the add on is British English. Isn't is about time that it was Britizh Englizh that waz rote.
After the US dictionary trying to change all my 's' to 'z' I eventually landed upon the English dictionary.
I would have thought this would have been a much quicker process than having to search and add a dictionary but hey ho.
The dictionary has most words but it's easy enough to right click and add the words that are missing.
Mozilla support says that "All add-ons hosted on addons.mozilla.org undergo this review process in order to be verified and signed", so Why on earth is this extension hosted on this site if not signed?.
Happened on some other extensions (as a curiosity, a little bunch of other dictionnaries hosted here), it seems like if there was an issue on the verification process, which will lead anybody using any of those dictionnaries to *override add-on signing*, which is the same thing as not having that safeguard: Please, please, please Mozilla, keep those dictionnaries out of "addons" or solve the problem, stop confusing us.
the 'updated' version by someone else does not install.
However this works just fine in Firefox 42 and downwards like forever.
Extensions will require approval (signing) by Mozilla. When is this add-on going to be signed please?
This add on needs to be verifiyed
First, the bad: if you add a word like, say, AutoCAD to the dictionary, it won't accept the word "AutoCAD's", and you'll need to add that too. The number of word it has saved seems quite low (it doesn't accept the word "online" until you add it, for example), and I think the red squiggly line to highlight errors could be a bit easier on the eye.
That said, let the lack of errors in this message prove that it works. A multi-line text box is an online text-box that you write in that has more than one line. So the spell-checker doesn't work on boxes that ask for your name for example, but it does work on Youtube comments, and this box I'm typing in to write this review.
I'd say it's more useful to have than to not have. It checks spelling in emails too (works for Outlook and Google Mail at least, haven't tried others), and once you've added the words you use regularly, it's really pretty handy. It's just a bit of a pain to install fresh and add the 20 or so words you regularly use but the dictionary doesn't work, but that's just the lazy complaining.
Also works on Firefox 29.0.1, the one I'm using right now. Although it didn't just recognise the word "Firefox", so I had to add it. You'll have to do that with company names etc.
What point is a dictionary that doesn't have a large percentage of the common vocabulary.
'Movie' is not a word!!
Once installed no idea how to use it and no instructions. A waste of time.
Works great for me ... when it is supported ;)
When might it be available for Firefox 30+?
Good to see British English back on the add-on menu, no more seeing red over the wrong color without this customisation.
The install instructions refer to a "multi-line text box". You do indeed need to find an on-page web form in which more than one text line can be entered in order to get a "Languages" menu item on the right-click context menu. Then you can set "English (United Kingdom)" as the spell-check dictionary. Once configured you spell check single and multi-line input fields/boxes in the normal way.
Here's a form with a multi-line text field to use to get the configuration done: http://www.freedback.com/examples.php
Wasn't able to get this going as I didn't understand the wording;
"To enable, right-click in a multi-line text box, select Languages", then "English / United Kingdom".
Exactly what is a multi-line text box?
Removed it immediately. Why can't these people get it that not EVERYONE can understand what they are getting at.
Better to use PLAIN English as I do in all of my instruction manual Pdf's.
Not available for Thunderbird 24.2.0
Excellent. Thank you very much for this fine add-on, dear developers.
One little question, though: When I open the add-on page/tab in Thunderbird, the other Thunderbird dictionaries (like for example the German one) are being listed under the icon/section "Dictionaries".
However this British dictionary is not being listed there, but under the icon/section "Add-ons".
Is there a simply way to move the British dictionary from the latter section to the first one named "Dicitionares"?
Greetings from Germany to my British friends!
After my plea this morning a working plug-in! What can one say except thank you. Installed perfectly on FF25
I cannot believe that there is no British English dictionary available for the latest version of Thunderbird!
For goodness' sake - we invented the language, after all! The least you could do is to keep the dictionary up-to-date.
The dictionary is excellent. I too was unable to install after following the link on the Spell checking dialog (sic) window however it installed easily after searching the add-ons screen (Tools|Add-ons)
Does the compatibility need updating? It shows as "Works with Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 15.0a1" and I'm blocked from installing this on Thunderbird 24.
Re the spell check as you type not working with version 24 of Thunderbird. I also had the same problem, but this was fixed (don't ask me why) by downloading and installing the US English version of the dictionary (but not actually using it)...
By the way everyone - it doesn't cost you anything to be polite.
Why did we have to lose the old UK English dictionary that worked so well with earlier versions of SM?
This one is totally useless in that it does not spell check as you type even though the item is ticked in Edit/Spell check as you type.