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How Do I Manually Install Spell Check Dictionaries?

Some languages may have to be installed manually.

I. Downloading Dictionary

  1. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ in a browser other than firefox (chrome is recommended). Ignore the warning to download firefox.
  2. Find your language and its dictionary link (third column). If your language has multiples, the top one should be fine. Click it.
  3. This will take you to a firefox browser ADD-ONS website. Ignore the blue button with a warning to use firefox.
  4. Click the “download file” link and save it to a known folder.
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II. Installing Dictionary

  1. You should have a “.xpi” file. Rename it so it has a “.zip” extension instead. Be sure to remove the .xpi extension and not just add .zip at the end.
    1. macOS: Highlight the file and press ENTER to rename
    2. Windows: Highlight the file and press F2 to rename
  2. This may prompt you to confirm you want to change the file extension. Confirm you want to use “.zip”
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  4. Extract it to a known folder
  5. Inside the extracted folder, you will find another folder called “dictionaries” containing two (or more) files. You will find two with your language code (i.e. en_US), one with .aff extension, and another with .dic extension. COPY THEM BOTH.
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  7. Paste them in the following folder. If it doesn’t exist yet, open Arc Studio Pro and it will be created by default
    1. macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Arc Studio/dicts (Copy the file path, open Finder and press CMD+SHIFT+G and paste this. Don't forget to copy the files again!)
    2. Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ArcStudioProGmbH.ArcStudio_t3qzp3v9dyp36\LocalCache\Roaming\Arc Studio\dicts (you may copy and paste this in Windows Explorer's address bar. Don't forget to copy the files again!)
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  8. Reopen a script and select your language in the view menu dropdown. It should have your language code as its name (i.e. en_US)
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