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Spell Checker uses the wrong language when checking spelling

Technote (troubleshooting)


The Connections Mail spell checker attempts to return results in the same language as specified in your web browser. However, if a non-supported language is specified in your browser, English (US) results are returned when spell checking email in Connections Mail.

Resolving the problem

For Connections Mail to return spell checker results in a specific language, make sure that your web browser is set to the preferred language and is supported by the Connections Mail spell checker.

The IBM Connections Mail spell checker supports the following languages:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified) *
  • Chinese (Traditional) *
  • Czech (Czech Republic)
  • Danish (Denmark)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (US)
  • Finnish (Finland)
  • French (Canada)
  • French (France)
  • German (Switzerland)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Hungarian (Hungary) *
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Norwegian (Norway)
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swedish (Sweden)
  • Turkish (Turkey) *


  1. * The IBM Connections Mail spell checker does not support languages identified with an asterisk (*) on AIX 64-bit systems.
  2. Although the IBM Connections Mail supports the following languages, the spell checker does not. Results are returned in English (US) for these languages:

Document information

More support for: IBM Connections Mail

Software version: 1.0,, 1.3

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1609313

Modified date: 10 April 2013

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