Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My installation of Firefox spellchecks my native language, but I don't use that language very much. How can I make it spellcheck English?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I use British English Dictionary together with Dictionary Switcher. The switcher allows me to easily switch between English and my native language.

Another way if you don't want to use addons is to download the English version of Firefox and use that instead of the one localized for your language.

share|improve this answer
+1 for Dictionary Switcher as well - great add-on – BrianA Jan 17 '11 at 14:48

Well, there's English on this list. Unfortunately, the US English which I'm using isn't too good. Large number of words are missing.

share|improve this answer

This Firefox add-in is all you need:

United States English Spellchecker

There are other languages available as well.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.