I like the spell-checking introduced in Mathematica 11. However I don't see how to activate 2 dictionaries simultaneously, say, English + Russian?

I found that current language for entire notebook can be changed through Edit | Preferences | User Interface Settings.

It seems also that active language for a text cell can also be reset through Right-click on the cell's right boundary, Options | Formatting Options | DefaultNaturalLanguage. But only one language can be selected at a moment.

  • 3
    $\begingroup$ +1 Say: English, Portuguese and French... $\endgroup$
    – P. Fonseca
    Sep 22, 2016 at 5:32
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @P.Fonseca: English + Russian is easier case since Russian uses different alphabet. Cyrillic letters have codepoints different form latin ones even for those letters which look simllarly. $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2016 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ I understand. But I don't mind misspelling something on one language, because the word exists on another language that is "activated" at the same time. While we wait for language auto-detection (everything is there... right?), or the possibility of setting the spelling a different language on just a piece of the cell (this one might take "longer" to be implemented...), Having more than one dictionary activated would facilitate my life... $\endgroup$
    – P. Fonseca
    Sep 22, 2016 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ any solutions found? $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2020 at 21:26


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.