How do I perform a spell-check in a multilingual text?

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How do I perform a spell-check in a multilingual text?


When OOo checks the spelling of a word (note: word, not paragraph or text) it chooses the spelling dictionary appropriate to the language this single word comes from. This is defined in Format->Character->Font. This individual language setting normally is set to the default language but can be changed to any other supported language.

So, to perform a spell-check on a multilingual text you need to select each word that isn't part of the default language and assign the appropriate language in Format->Character->Font.

However, if you want to set the whole text to a new language, highlight the whole text and change the setting in Format->Character->Font.

Note: If you use character or paragraph styles, you can specify the language in the style, then apply a different style to selected words or paragraphs.

Starting in OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, there are three new ways set to the language.

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