No spell check dictionary in American English

I am brand new here. The only comment on this problem in the forum tells the person who asked to use something called a bug protocol, or some such thing. I think that this is less than helpful advice to someone who is just learning the software. Please give me clear instructions how to repair the problem Thank you for your time and attention.

Steps to reproduce

I installed Obsidian. I went into the tools star and tried to set up the spell checker. I received a notice that it is empty. <!–

Starting from scratch, what are the steps to make the bug happen?

The fewer the steps, the better.
Type below: →
See above.

Expected result

a functional spell checker<!–

What do you expect to see after carrying out the steps above?

A functional spell checker.

Actual result

No spell checker - a message that it is empty.


  • Operating system:
    MacOS Big Sur 11.06
  • Obsidian version:

v 0.12.15

Additional information

I don’t understand this. Moved this to help

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