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Authored by: aGr[j5(6WU on May 20, '09 06:00:31AM

An excellent hint for the polylinguist Mac-user — following Lambert's method (sounds like a smoker's solution to a complicated physics problem), I now have German, French, Spanish and UK English spelling check by default!

I think that Lambert's method is the preferable, and should be recommended over the original, for the simple reason that it leaves original System files intact and unmodified. These files are often changed by updates, and of course there's the obvious danger of breaking something if you're new to this kind of modification.
I'd also like to add that, instead of removing the languages files manually as the original post suggests, and rather than simply deselecting the languages in the Info window as Lambert suggests, you combine the two and delete any unwanted languages through the Info window. You can also simply deselect those you may want to use again later. The advantage of this is that you reduce AppleSpell.service's file size by up to half — especially if you trim the PowerPC binary info using "ditto" in the Terminal or one of the many utilities available for this now. Not a huge change (12.1MB down to 6.5MB), but it does no harm, and these savings add up!

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