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How to unlearn spelling using Mail

post #1 of 8
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I was typing an email in Mail and had a word mispelled. I went to right click it to correct it and I believe I hit the learn spelling (I have no idea how) and the red line went away.

Where can I find the ditionary that stores those words to get this corrected?

Thanks,

Eric
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post #2 of 8
This happened to me, as well. I found myself rather frustrated trying to figure out how to undo it. Can't say I found a way, either, such as yourself... That would suck if Apple forgot to make a way to unlearn bad spellings.
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post #3 of 8
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What was so bad was I hit "fn" + click and that caused the word to be learned. The "crtl" key is next to the "fn" key on iBook. Bad layout for right click and learn spelling shortcut.

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post #4 of 8
There's a text file in user (your home directory)-->Library-->Spelling that looks like a concatenation of user-added words. I was able to open it in TextEdit, but I didn't try to edit it. Save a copy to your desktop just in case and then try deleting the offending word.
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post #5 of 8
Thanks, I've been wondering this forever also.
post #6 of 8
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Originally posted by Voxapps
There's a text file in user (your home directory)-->Library-->Spelling that looks like a concatenation of user-added words. I was able to open it in TextEdit, but I didn't try to edit it. Save a copy to your desktop just in case and then try deleting the offending word.

I don't have a spelling folder. I have done a search with no luck.

Eric
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post #7 of 8
I dont know if its the one mail uses but there is a dictionary in...

/usr/share/dict/words

EDIT: Although that is a useful dictionary... its not the one, although perhaps it could get used... words are not added to it. I just "learned" a word with textedit and it turned up in /Users/myusername/Library/Spelling/en

Hope that helps
post #8 of 8
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Get this...

My iMac has that folder and file but my iBook does not. Weird!!

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