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Old 05-06-2011, 03:28 AM
mattcole mattcole is offline Auto Correct for languages with accents? Windows XP Auto Correct for languages with accents? Office 2003
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Hi, I'm new to this forum, hope someone can help.

I am using MS Word 2003 in MS Office 2003 on Windows XP. I have SP2 installed.

My default language in Word in English UK. However I type a lot of words in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German.

According to my language settings, I have proofing capability at least in French, Spanish and Italian (ABC 'tick' symbol next to the listed lanaguages in Tools > Language>Set Language).

As I understand it, this means Word has a dictionary file of that language to autocorrect from. But when I type words in those langauges that unambiguously need an accent (ie 'garcon' in French needing a cedilla on the 'c', as opposed to an ambiguous word like 'organise' which cd have an accute accent on the final 'e' or not depending on context / meaning), no accent appears.

It does seem, however, to underline as incorrect otherwise incorrect spellings when the apt language setting is on.

Can anyone put me straight here? Do MS autocorrect dictionaries contain accents or not?

If not, is there a reputable download that will do this work for me? I have been studying the various keyboard workarounds (ALT, keyboard remapping) and they too seem very laborious and don't in any case offer the back up of a spell check.



Making my own autocorrect file for foreign accented words is also possible I know but again, very time-consuming. And since my last comouter broke down I no longer have access to 5 year's worth self-applied autocorrects for accents!
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kraakenn kraakenn is offline Auto Correct for languages with accents? Windows XP Auto Correct for languages with accents? Office 2003
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I think the solution may lie in changing the language for the word you are typing. For instance click on the language on the bottom bar and then select French (France) then type the word. You should in the autocorrect library now see the French replacements. Note garcon is not in there but there are many others.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:19 AM
mattcole mattcole is offline Auto Correct for languages with accents? Windows XP Auto Correct for languages with accents? Office 2003
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Thanks Kraaken.

This goes some of the way. But as you say the autocorrect dicationary file seems pretty limited.

Using spellcheck in the apt language though seems to have a much bigger dictionary than autocorrect and WILL put accents on garcon, for example . Would anyone know why this is /, how autcorrect can be pointed to this much more complete dictionary file?
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