Version 4.0

 

   MapSpeller™: Setting Dictionaries


Conventional dictionaries complement Locationaries (spatial dictionaries).

The Dictionaries tab of the MapSpeller Options dialog lets users decide which Locationaries should be used and how.

The Dictionaries tab is accessed from the MapSpeller toolbar by selecting Options from its menu and then clicking on the Dictionaries tab in the Options dialog.

 
Primary Culture/Language

A culture consists in a language and a set of spelling and writing conventions. The culture may be localized or not, depending on the language and the system dictionaries offered by MapSpeller. For example, the English language is localized as MapSpeller offers three variants of the language: English (Canada), English (United States), English (United Kingdom). On the other hand, French is not localized in MapSpeller 4.0 as only one such system dictionary is available.

All MapSpeller 4.0 editions rely on a primary culture. This culture is used to proof maps or tables. Only the Multilingual Edition can proof in additional languages at the same time (see Simultaneous Cultures below).

 

Personal Dictionary

The personal dictionary that is active depends on the primary culture. Changing the primary culture using its drop down box in the Options dialog will automatically change the active personal dictionary. Its name and location are displayed in the dialog as well.

The Edit and the Import commands of the personal dictionary area of the Options dialog modify the personal dictionary corresponding to the then-active primary culture.

Users can decide to consider words from their active personal dictionary when proofing by checking the "Use my personal dictionary" box in the Options dialog.

This check box has no effect on the ability to save words to the active personal dictionary via the Add to Dictionary command or the Error Editor.

  

 

Danger Dictionary

The danger dictionary that is active depends on the primary culture. Changing the primary culture using its drop down box in the Options dialog will automatically change the active danger dictionary. Its name and location are displayed in the dialog as well.

The Edit and the Import commands in the danger dictionary area of the Options dialog modify the danger dictionary corresponding to the then-active primary culture.

 

Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries

Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries are taken into consideration by MapSpeller when their checkbox is turned on in the list box of the same name.

MapSpeller 4.0 displays a single English technical dictionary in the Corporate and Specialized Dictionary list box, regardless of primary culture and edition. This dictionary can't be removed from the list, but its box can be checked off if it's not to be used. Additional corporate and/or specialized dictionaries can be added to, or deleted from, the list and their use controlled via their checkbox as well.

The checked and unchecked boxes to the upper-left of the Corporate and Specialized Dictionary list allows users to select or deselect all check boxes from the list in one click. The adjacent number indicates the number of checked dictionaries in the list.

 

Simultaneous Cultures/Languages

Only the MapSpeller Multilingual Edition is able to proof in more than the primary culture at a time. Those other cultures are called "simultaneous cultures" in MapSpeller. They are only used in the proofing stage and in gathering potential replacement suggestions. At MapSpeller 4.0, the Potential Errors dialog will only add words to the personal dictionary of the primary culture and not of simultaneous cultures. However, Multilingual Edition users can change the primary culture to any of the supported system cultures.

 

The checked and unchecked boxes to the upper-right of the Simultaneous Culture list allows users to select or deselect all check boxes from the list in one click. The adjacent number indicates the number of checked dictionaries in the list.

 
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