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Derek Read

Reply to: Setting the default spellchecking language

These settings are tracked in the registry here (for the default spell checking engine called “Writing Tools”):
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareCorelXMetaLWritingTools10

In your case you should see a registry string (REG_SZ) called “DefaultTextDialect” set to “UK” and a key named “UK” with various settings inside it.

Make the changes you need to make in the UI on a test machine then observe what is changed there. That is what you will need to set on other user's machines.


Why Corel? The default spelling engine was created by a company purchased by Corel, and Corel was the owner of XMetaL during the time this particular engine was integrated with XMetaL (around 2001/2002). When Corel sold the XMetaL product line we retained the rights to continue using this “Writing Tools” engine.

A few years ago we implemented support for “Hunspell” a popular 3rd party spell checking engine but as many¬† “dictionaries” for that engine have specific license terms we do not bundle them. This might be of interest to you if you need detailed control over the content in the dictionary files. See: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,3011.0.html

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