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[Feature Request] Change spelling / spell check dictionary #129

oserban opened this Issue Oct 11, 2017 · 4 comments


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oserban commented Oct 11, 2017

The user should be able to select the spelling dictionary


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bengotow commented Oct 11, 2017

It's unlikely that we'll add this because the automatic detection works really well for most people once the dictionaries are downloaded - here's a bit more info:

@bengotow bengotow changed the title from Spelling dictionary to [Feature Request] Change spelling / spell check dictionary Oct 11, 2017

@bengotow bengotow added the wontfix label Oct 11, 2017


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neddy commented Oct 19, 2017

My system language is set to Australian English, yet Mailspring spellcheck always defaults to US english. Is this what is supposed to happen? (MacOS 10.13, Mailspring Version 1.0.5 )


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Lazerproof commented Oct 24, 2017

@bengotow The same thing here. I have Russian as default system language and English and Ukrainian as additional languages. But Mailspring checks spelling only for English.


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oserban commented Oct 24, 2017

@bengotow I think this should be reconsidered (i.e. remove the won't fix label).

I know for sure that language detection algorithms tend to fail for languages with a very similar vocabulary, but with different spellings (en-GB, en-US, en-AU and many more variations). With a short e-mail, the language detection algorithm will simply not have enough context to properly detect the language.

Personally, I would make this a minor issue, to be considered for a future release.

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