I simply want to be able to spell check my (german) notebooks.

There was a question similar to this but with no answer:

Non-english spell check dictionaries for Mathematica?

You can find this Wolfram page:


"Available dictionaries include Brazilian Portuguese, ..."

But no further infos or link where to get them.

Is this possible?

  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried contacting WRI support? No new, but if this is indeed the same question, then it might be closed as duplicate... $\endgroup$
    – Yves Klett
    Jan 18, 2016 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I wrote an email to the German distributor about a week ago - no answer yet. $\endgroup$
    – Darwin1871
    Jan 19, 2016 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ Additionally sending a message to WRI support (not the distributer) might be useful, too. $\endgroup$
    – Yves Klett
    Jan 19, 2016 at 21:03
  • $\begingroup$ What version of Mathematica are you using? From version 11 on there is support for German (in the preferences). $\endgroup$
    – mgamer
    Feb 15, 2017 at 17:51

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Did you try this one (it apparently worked for me): Selecting spell check language by Global Preferences DefaultNaturalLanguage

Documentation tells about it: DefaultNaturalLanguage is an option for character selections that specifies the language used when checking the spelling of a word in a human natural language selection. ... The language can also be specified explicitly as a string, for example, by setting DefaultNaturalLanguage to "English", "French", or "German".


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