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Does ANYONE know how to basically 'De-Americanise' an Apple MacBook???

Pr3cious18 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I've noticed in my 'iWorks - Pages' application especially that is keeps saying that I've spelt words wrong... The suggested spelling is the American way, its getting on my last nerve... It keeps replacing my 's' with 'z' and tyres is supposed to be spelt 'tires'? It's not doing me ANY justice at all whilst writing my assignment, its slowing me right down :-(.

I have changed my preferred language to 'English' in the system preferences, however it is still doing the same thing!

Rep will be given.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
dont feed it any burgers or crispy creams
#2
Open System Preferences>International>Language>Edit List>Check British English>Click OK>Drag British English to the top of the Languages list.

That will set the macbook to be default UK
#3
BendyBadger
Open System Preferences>International>Language>Edit List>Check British English>Click OK>Drag British English to the top of the Languages list.

That will set the macbook to be default UK


Tried that, its not working... Did a reboot to see if that was needed for it to kick in, but its no help. I think I an running Snow Leopard 10.6?
#4
Try Inspector > Text Inspector > More > Language if not then I'm fresh out of ideas?
#5
BendyBadger
Try Inspector > Text Inspector > More > Language if not then I'm fresh out of ideas?


Where would I find 'Inspector'? It's not in my System Preference:thinking:.
banned#6
You have to download a special "Windows" UK keyboard .prefs file. try google, as I have unfortunately ditched my hackintosh, and gone back to windows.

However - it CAN be done.
#7
vibeone
You have to download a special "Windows" UK keyboard .prefs file. try google, as I have unfortunately ditched my hackintosh, and gone back to windows.

However - it CAN be done.


I'm not sure if its anything to do with the keyboard? Its more of a Dictionary issue, I'm starting to give up now... It may have to become one of those niggly bugs that you just have to live with:oops:!
banned#8
Pr3cious18
I'm not sure if its anything to do with the keyboard? Its more of a Dictionary issue, I'm starting to give up now... It may have to become one of those niggly bugs that you just have to live with:oops:!


Sorry, I'll read the OP next time :P

Thought you were on about the hashes / quotes being wrong etc.
#9
Have you got a little american flag in the top right hand corner near the clock and battery life?

Check the language options again in system prefs, If I remember its 'British' you want not English.


Make sure in 'pages' that Inspector > Text > More > Language is set to British English.
#10
Celticsun
Have you got a little american flag in the top right hand corner near the clock and battery life?

Check the language options again in system prefs, If I remember its 'British' you want not English.


Make sure in 'pages' that Inspector > Text > More > Language is set to British English.


No, theres no American Flag in the corner...

...And I don't know how to and can't find this 'Inspector' menu? :thinking:
#11
Pr3cious18
No, theres no American Flag in the corner...

...And I don't know how to and can't find this 'Inspector' menu? :thinking:


Apple Support Pages Inspector Menu

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