Continuing the discussion from
Adding Custom Dictionaries to Spellcheck:
Mac user here. Spelling should be controlled by OS to be consistent across applications. I vote to remove Obsidian custom spell checker in the Mac version and use native one.
Creating a new topic linked back to the original feature request of custom dictionaries because I think these are actually different features.
Use case or problem
Consistent, full featured dictionaries in multiple languages provided by the OS.
If the system supports and offers dictionaries Obsidian should use the system one by default.
We have already a feature request for language dictionary and another one for custom dictionaries. Let’s use those for the discussion.
This post is to consolidate all the various requests to add support for spellcheck in language other than English.
At the moment, we can’t leverage chrome/electron built-in spell check.
@Licat made a pull request to electron to add support for interfacing the editor we use and the chrome’s spellchecker. When that goes through, we will have spellcheck in all languages.
I would like to request the addition of custom dictionaries to the spellchecker. This is different from adding words to the user dictionary.
Certain fields, like biology, have massive dictionaries with the number of unique words approaching several tens of thousands. These fields are also (understandably) very pedantic about words and their spellings. I think it would be useful to have an option in the spellchecker options to add pre-made dictionaries to the spelling list. There are many “.dic”…
It don’t think those are the same feature as this one, but definitely related. You could have more languages and custom dictionaries for like medicine jargons without ever using the system dictionaries or making them the default.
@fcy add your support here:
I imagine it is because Electron apps do not play nice with macOS standard text fields, causing other problems too:
Sadly this means that it’s a lot of work to fix this, so I wouldn’t keep your fingers crossed that it’ll be fixed anytime soon or your fingers may cramp.