One of the features that I really missed in Google’s Chrome, was a spell checker. My native language is Spanish, but I write Lingua Franca in English in an effort to reach a broader audience. In order to avoid spelling errors and unnecessary typos, I depend heavily on spell checkers, both in Spanish and English. Chrome has none, or that is what I thought.
Yesterday I found out that Chrome has included a built-in spell-checker in almost any language you can think of. This spell checker automatically checks what you’re typing into web forms and text fields, very similar to the one used by Firefox and Flock.
To choose the language for your spell-checker dictionary, follow these simple steps:
- Click the Tools menu .
- Select Options.
- Click the Minor Tweaks tab.
- Click the Change font and language settings button.
- In the ‘Fonts and Languages’ dialog box, click the Languages tab.
- Select your preference in the the ‘Spell-checker language’ drop-down menu.
- Click the OK button for the ‘Fonts and Languages’ dialog box.
- Click the Close button for the ‘Google Chrome Options’ dialog box.
P.S. It may take a few minutes to download the selected dictionary and for the updated setting to take place. Currently, you cannot add custom word entries to the spell-checker or turn off the feature. Good Day!