Change language of spelling checker in G2G

+5 votes
In the input form of the G2G forum (where I'm typing now) there is an automatic spelling checker with red underlined misspelled words. However it seems to use the browser language, which is Dutch in my way. Therefore almost all words are red underlined when I'm typing in English. This is the same for Firefox and Chrome.

Is there a way to change the language? Normally it changes automatically in input fields or I can right-click on the field and then change the language.
in WikiTree Tech by Koen van Hoof G2G6 Mach 2 (29.0k points)
recategorized by Richard Devlin

2 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer

G2G uses the Question2Answer software, and looking at the code on Github it looks like you can access the spell check menu with Ctrl + right-click.

by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (311k points)
selected by Koen van Hoof
Thank you! This works.

The following seems to be the case of the input fields of this forum:

- Right click gives the same right click menu as I normally get on ordinary parts of a webpage.

- CTRL+right click gives the same right click menu as I normally get on input fields.
+4 votes
The spelling checker is from your browser(s), not G2G.
by J Palotay G2G6 Mach 5 (56.9k points)
Thanks, but normally on input fields I can right-click and change the language by right-clicking. Then I can select a language in the following menu option:

In Chrome: Right-click > Spellingcontrole (Spelling check)

In Firefox: Right-click > Talen (Languages)

In G2G input fields I can't select a language this way, in both Chrome and Firefox. Maybe a G2G input field isn't seen as an input field by a browser?
G2G uses CKEditor, but I can't tell which version: 4, which runs its own spelling checker, or 5, which AFAICT does not. In either case, it looks like someone at WikiTree needs to look at the settings they're using, because it currently hard-codes the editor to the user's default locale, and doesn't allow on-the-fly switching of languages (or, rather, ignores them completely as far as the spelling checking is concerned).

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