In this post, we will show you how to add additional languages & dictionaries for spell-checking in Google Chrome Spell Checker. The browser is programmed for spell-checking the default language. When you type in different languages, and Chrome will automatically spellcheck all of them without you needing to manually change languages.
Add Dictionaries to Chrome Spell Checker
Whenever Google Chrome browser is installed as your default browser, a default language dictionary is installed along with it. The browser is designed specifically to offer spell-checking for that default language—unless you install other dictionaries separately. Chrome browser does allow a user to add additional languages to Chrome and set those languages to spell check as and when you desire.
Once you install the language packs of your choice and tweak a few settings, you can right-click in any typing field within Chrome and select a different language to check your spelling. For instance, if you write in Spanish and English, you would want to add the Spanish dictionary to the Chrome browser so that your Spanish texts get spell-checked as well.
Add Additional Languages for Spell Checking in Google Chrome
To add additional languages for spell-checking in Google Chrome, please do the following:
Click the hamburger icon located in the upper-right corner of your computer screen. choose Settings and then, Show advanced settings.
Next, select Language settings.
Click Add Languages.
For each of the desired languages, on the right side, check the box for “Use this language for spell checking“.
Thereafter, you will observe the Chrome browser showing “Downloading the spell checking dictionary“.
Remember, the shortcut to access all the above is from text fields and text boxes > right-click > Language settings.