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So, my settings are set to UK English, but all of a sudden, LJ is flagging up my British spellings as 'wrong' and wanting me to use the American versions. Anyone know why this is happening, please, and how I can fix it? (I've already tried re-setting my language default, logging out and logging in again, as per LJ instructions, and it hasn't worked).

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hawkwing_lb
Jan. 13th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Turn off spellcheck? she said, not very helpfully.

(LJ is becoming a monster.)
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la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
I do love that icon!
aberwyn
Jan. 13th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
They often flag my American spellings as wrong, too. I think their spellchecker is Russian.
saare_snowqueen
Jan. 13th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
There's no question that in Russia they teach American spelling and usage. I have this problem when I'm editing someone who studied in Moscow University. They don't even realise they're doing it.
camies
Jan. 13th, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
When I was teaching English in Greece some students would mix American and British usage. I told them I didn't mind which they used but please don't mix them (that would imply being aware of which is which, also)
Though yesterday I was looking at a job description - in the UK - that said the applicant should have passed an exam in Math. (the UK usage being Maths).

Edited at 2012-01-13 10:04 am (UTC)
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
I am hoping the 'Math' is a typo...
saare_snowqueen
Jan. 13th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
the grey area in the middle just keeps getting wider and wider.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
:-)
So it may be a more general problem? That I can live with -- it's the thought that I've set something wrong and I fix it that drives me nuts.
ex_triciasu
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
What?!?!!

LJ, you have gone too far.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
Turns out it was Firefox, which had reset the defaults in the last upgrade. LJ is exonerated, patted on the back and bought a drink as an apology.
lil_shepherd
Jan. 13th, 2012 09:41 am (UTC)
Can't help as I use Firefox's spellcheck, which overrides LJ's.
heleninwales
Jan. 13th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
Same here. When I post to LJ, I'm either using Firefox or Semagic, so I have no idea what LJ's spellchecker is like.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
I'm using Firefox, too. Hmmm. It updated recently. I will go and look at its settings.
pogodragon
Jan. 13th, 2012 09:49 am (UTC)
Not a fix but I use Semagic to post, with the UK dictionary installed.
woolymonkey
Jan. 13th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
LJ has always done that to me. I don't really mind. I'm not good with spelling at the best of times. I have a US spelling username because the account was long up and running before anyone told me woolly has two Ls here.

But I do mind the Open University spellchecker that doesn't recognise its own course names or the abbreviation 'OU'. And has the nerve to refuse to send my emails until I click to confirm that, yes, I really do want to send it out looking like that. Grrr indeed.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that's just... How irritating.
deborahjross
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
I think we should all switch to British spellings. The Marquise can offer a tutorial.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
:-)
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