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I added a lot of words to the standard Mac OS X system-wide dictionary on a given machine, and would like to transfer that specific list of words to another machine. Where / in what file(s) is that list of words stored?

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Are you certain you really mean system-wide? If I add a custom spelling, in Snow, it seems to end up here:

~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary

The System-wide equivalent, which is empty on my Mac, would be here:

/Library/Spelling/

Aside from this, you will find packaged dictionaries here:

/Library/Dictionaries/

~/Library/Dictionaries/

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My computer shows a variant of this -- I have ~/Library/Spelling/en. This suggests that OS X will save dictionaries by ISO code for each language. –  Doug Harris Apr 30 '10 at 14:01
    
Seems to work for me. I copied everything under ~/Library/Spelling/. I had to logout/login again for the changes to be visible. –  ebruchez Nov 6 '13 at 23:04

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