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    2: <img src="dictfix-icon.png" style="border:none; vertical-align:middle; margin-right:10px;" width="48" height="48">
    3: Dictionary Fix
    4: </h2>
    5: 
    6: <p>
    7: <b>Dictionary Fix</b> is an extension for Thunderbird 2.
    8: It fixes some problems with spelling dictionaries.
    9: Thunderbird 3 does not usually need this extension.
   10: </p>
   11: 
   12: <p>
   13: For general information about spelling dictionaries in Thunderbird 2, see
   14: the mozillaZine Knowledge Base:
   15: <a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries">Dictionaries</a> &nbsp;
   16: In particular, if the Dictionary Fix extension does not fix the problem that you have,
   17: then read the <a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries#Troubleshooting">Troubleshooting</a>
   18: section there.
   19: </p>
   20: 
   21: <p style="margin-left: -4px; padding: 4px; border: 1px solid #900;">
   22: <b>Note: &nbsp;</b> If you only want to install a <b>British English</b> dictionary in Thunderbird 3,
   23: then you can use the following link to a working verion. Either drag the link and drop it in Thunderbird's
   24: Add-ons window, or save the file to install later:
   25: <a href="http://stashbox.org/758463/en-GB-dictionary.xpi">en-GB-dictionary.xpi</a>
   26: </p>
   27: 
   28: 
   29: <h3 id="install" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #900">Installing Dictionary Fix</h3>
   30: <p>
   31: To use Dictionary Fix, you must have Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 or a later release.
   32: </p>
   33: 
   34: <p>
   35: Install Dictionary Fix in any of the normal ways that you install an extension.
   36: </p>
   37: 
   38: <p>
   39: If you use Thunderbird in a shared or multi-user installation, then you must install
   40: and use Dictionary Fix as a user with write-access to Thunderbird's installation directory.
   41: </p>
   42: 
   43: 
   44: <h4>Installation Example</h4>
   45: <p>
   46: For example, in Thunderbird choose Tools &ndash; Add-ons from the menu bar.
   47: Drag the link below and drop it in Thunderbird's Add-ons window.
   48: </p>
   49: 
   50: <p>
   51: Wait for the download, and allow the installation to proceed.
   52: </p>
   53: 
   54: <p>
   55: Restart Thunderbird.
   56: </p>
   57: 
   58: <h3 id="download" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #900">Download</h3>
   59: <p>
   60: Here are the download links. <b>Do not click these links.</b> Instead, drag the appropriate link and
   61: drop it in Thunderbird's Add-ons window, or save the file to install later:
   62: </p>
   63: 
   64: <p>The original version for Thunderbird 2:<br>
   65: <a style="margin-left: 2em;" href="http://downloads.mozdev.org/journal/dictfix-1.0-en-US.xpi">dictfix-1.0-en-US.xpi</a>
   66: </p>
   67: 
   68: <p>An updated version for Thunderbird 3:<br>
   69: <a style="margin-left: 2em;" href="http://downloads.mozdev.org/journal/dictfix-1.2.xpi">dictfix-1.2.xpi</a>
   70: </p>
   71: 
   72: <p><b>Note: &nbsp;</b>
   73: Dictionary Fix version numbers have no relationship to Thunderbird version numbers.
   74: </p>
   75: 
   76: <h3 style="border-bottom: 1px solid #900">Using Dictionary Fix</h3>
   77: <p>
   78: Dictionary Fix automatically checks your spelling dictionary setup, and fixes it if necessary.
   79: </p>
   80: 
   81: <img src="dictfix-shot1.png" width="334" height="329" style="margin-left:2em;">
   82: 
   83: <p>
   84: You might need to install a spelling dictionary.
   85: You can do this in any of the usual ways, which are described here:
   86: <a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries">Dictionaries</a> &nbsp;
   87: In addition, you can use Dictionary Fix to install spelling dictionaries.
   88: </p>
   89: 
   90: <p>
   91: Once your spelling dictionaries are working, you do not need Dictionary Fix any more.
   92: Uninstall it.
   93: </p>
   94: 
   95: <h4>Installing dictionaries</h4>
   96: <p>
   97: You can use Dictionary Fix to install a spelling dictionary from any XPI or ZIP package
   98: that contains a dictionary in MySpell format.  Suitable dictionaries include those for
   99: Thunderbird 2 and Firefox 2, older dictionaries for Thunderbird 1, and older OpenOffice
  100: dictionaries.
  101: </p>
  102: 
  103: <p>
  104: Dictionary Fix can install dictionary packages that Thunderbird itself cannot install.
  105: </p>
  106: 
  107: <p>
  108: <b>Notes:</b><br>
  109: <ul>
  110: <li>If you use a shared or multi-user installation of Thunderbird, then you must have
  111: write access to Thunderbird's installation directory to use this method.</li>
  112: <li>If you use more than one Thunderbird profile, then this method makes the spelling
  113: dictionary available in all your profiles.</li>
  114: <li>You cannot use newer OpenOffice dictionaries in Thunderbird, because they are in a different format (HunSpell).</li>
  115: </ul>
  116: </p>
  117: 
  118: <p>
  119: To install a spelling dictionary:
  120: <ol>
  121: <li>Download the dictionary package to your computer. (Remember where you put it!)</li>
  122: <li>Choose Tools &ndash; Install Dictionary...</li>
  123: <li>Specify the dictionary package that you downloaded.</li>
  124: </ol>
  125: </p>
  126: 
  127: <img src="dictfix-shot2.png" width="362" height="180" style="margin:1em 0 0 2em;">
  128: 
  129: 
  130: <h3 style="border-bottom: 1px solid #900">Uninstalling Dictionary Fix</h3>
  131: <p>
  132: Uninstall Dictionary Fix when your spelling dictionaries are working.
  133: </p>
  134: 
  135: <p>
  136: To uninstall Dictionary Fix, return to the Add-ons window.
  137: Select Dictionary Fix and press the Uninstall button.
  138: Close and restart Thunderbird.
  139: </p>
  140: 
  141: <h3 style="border-bottom: 1px solid #900">Feedback</h3>
  142: <p>
  143: For questions or comments about Dictionary Fix, please use this thread in the
  144: mozillaZine Extension/Theme Releases forum:
  145: <a href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=561644">Dictionary Fix extension</a>
  146: </p>

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