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I can't seem to find information on installing a Swedish language package on my machine.

The language is not listed on the Firefox website and the hits on Google I got led nowhere (or, rather, to the said page). I have language support on the system (including the other browsers).

What am I missing?

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This forum post suggests a way to get a Swedish dictionary into Firefox, but it's not a full-blown language pack. – Al E. Sep 27 '12 at 14:49
@AlEverett Could you kindly repost your comment as an answer? Also, please include those two links in the body so we'll have a nice piece of knowledge resolving the issue? Link to the language files and link to the reference on how to install. – Konrad Viltersten Sep 27 '12 at 16:51
Sure thing. Done. – Al E. Sep 27 '12 at 16:56
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Found at this forum:

There is this Swedish dictionary from the Open Office project.

You will have to extract the two files (sv_SE.aff and sv_SE.dic) in the /dictionaries folder in that ZIP archive and install the dictionary manually by copying the files to the dictionary folder in the Firefox installation folder.



The .oxt file is a ZIP archive and you can open that archive in a (ZIP) file manager and extract the sv_SE.aff and sv_SE.dic files in the dictionaries folder in that archive.

You may need to rename the file and give it a .zip file extension. Copy the sv_SE.aff and sv_SE.dic file to the dictionaries folder in the Firefox program folder (C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox)

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The Firefox download page lists a Swedish version:

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Humm, I guess I have a misconception about what language packs actually do in this context... – Oliver Salzburg Sep 27 '12 at 14:53
I'm only looking for language pack, so that I get spellcheck in Swedish. The rest of the system is English. It said so in my original post but was removed during some editing. – Konrad Viltersten Sep 27 '12 at 16:40
@Chamster - So put that information back. – Ramhound Oct 3 '12 at 13:14
@Ramhound It says so already in the subject. Looking for "Swedish language pack for..." not "Swedish version of..." but I can imagine that a trigger happy user won't notice the distinction. After all, it's a fairly unusual matter. – Konrad Viltersten Oct 3 '12 at 13:19

The Language Pack Install Helper add-on allows you to install any language pack:

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Here you can find the dictionary. Just click in the latest and agree to install it.

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