Windows Mail Spell Check

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How to Fix the Vista Windows Mail Spell Check Language Error
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This will show you how to fix the Vista Windows Mail Spell Check language error: This language is no longer available for Spell Checking. Please select another in the Spelling Options Dialogue.
How to Fix the Vista Windows Mail Spell Check Language Error

information   Information
This will show you how to fix the Vista Windows Mail Spell Check language error:

This language is no longer available for Spell Checking. Please select another in the Spelling Options Dialogue.

If there are no languages listed in the Spell Check menu, then this will also show you how to add them back to be able to fix the error.
Tip   Tip
Windows Mail only has the English (US), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (International Sort) languages available to it. If you want or need a email program for languages other than these, then you might consider using the free Mozilla Thunderbird instead. See: Mozilla Thunderbird Language Versions


Here's How:
1. Click on Tools on the menu bar in the main default Windows Mail window. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: Do not click on Tools from within a compose email message window. You will not see Options if you do. The main default Windows Mail window is the window that Windows Mail opens to when it is first opened. (Inbox)​
2. Click on Options.​
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3. Click on the Spelling tab. (See screenshot below step 4)​
4. Choose another language other than English, or your current language, from the drop down menu under the Language line.​

Note   Note
If there are no languages listed, then do to the bullet steps below. If there is, then go to step 5 instead.
Note   Note

  • Close Windows Mail.
  • Click on the download button below to download and save Languages.reg to the desktop.
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  • Right click on the Languages.reg file (on desktop) and click on Merge.
  • Click on Run in the Security Warning pop-up.
  • Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.
  • Click on Yes and OK at the confirmation windows.
  • When done, delete the Languages.reg file (on desktop) if you like.
  • Go back to do step 1 above again.

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5. Click on Apply. (See screenshot above)​
6. Now choose English or your original language again.​
7. Click on Apply.​
8. Click on OK to close window.​
NOTE: It has been reported that in some rare cases you will need to repeat these steps again for it to work.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
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OK, great, but how do I change from the US English to International English or UK.
I do not spell reliase with a 'z'
I have tyres on my car, not tires
I also have colour in my life, not color
Anybody know???
Cheers, Duckysan
 
Hi Duckysan,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Windows Mail only has the English (US), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (International Sort) languages available to it. If you want or need a email program for languages other than these, then you might consider using Mozilla Thunderbird instead. See: Mozilla Thunderbird Language Versions


Shawn
 
Thanks Brink. Of course, Windows Mail has gone backwards in this respect as the old Outlook Express had the option. Cheers, Duckysan
 
I don't know how I found my way to this site but your directions were excellent and you fixed my problem. What I was doing before was clicking on the tools tab in an email message. Your explanation was to click on the tools tab from the main email screen. It worked!

Thank you because I am a terrible speller and I rely on spell check.
 
Your welcome catcorbett, and welcome to Vista x64 Forums. :party:

Thank you for the blessing. I need it. ;)

Shawn
 
Windows Mail only has the English (US), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (International Sort) languages available to it...
With the Win Live Mail the language can be swapped to UK (or Canadian) English with a simple edit to the spell.ini file. The same dictionary file is used for all English variations, so hopefully MS will make it easier to change in an update.

This thread in the Live Mail forum gives the particulars.
Noel said:
If you're looking for British English spell checking (so colour is accepted
but color gets a wiggly red line), use Notepad (run as Admin) to open spell.ini in
%programfiles%/Windows Live/Mail/Proof/prf0009/2 and change lang=1033 to
lang=2057. For Canadian, lang=4105.
It's also a better email program IMO.
 
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