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Microsoft KB Archive/170238

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FP: How to Change Default Language Used by Spelling Checker

Last reviewed: October 14, 1997
Article ID: Q170238

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 for Windows
  • Microsoft FrontPage for Windows, version 1.1

SUMMARY

This article describes how to change the default language for the spelling checker in Microsoft FrontPage.

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: Before you change the default language, make sure you have the proper language dictionary file on your computer. The dictionary file has a .lex file extension and it is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof folder.

FrontPage 97

FrontPage 97 no longer uses it's own \Bin folder for the .lex files. Instead it uses the same folder as the Microsoft Office applications do. To change the default language used by the spelling checker in FrontPage 97, use either of the following methods:

Method 1. Change the Language Setting in FrontPage Explorer

  1. On the Tools menu, click Web Settings, and then click the Language tab.
  2. In the Default Web Language list, click the language setting you want.
  3. Click OK.

If the language you want to use does not appear in the Default Web Language list, use Method 2.

Method 2. Modify the Frontpg.ini File

To determine where the language dictionary is installed, check the following registry key:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing
   Tools\Spelling\XXXX\Dictionary

where XXXX is a four-digit hexadecimal identification code that corresponds to a specific language. (See the "Language Codes" section later in this article.)

  1. Open the Frontpg.ini file in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  2. Locate the following line:

          FrontPageLangID=0x0409

    Change '0x0409' to the number you want. (See the "Language Codes" section later in this article.)

  3. Save and close the Frontpg.ini file.

When you restart FrontPage Editor, the new language will be used when you run the spelling checker.

FrontPage 1.1

FrontPage 1.1 uses the LEX files that are located in the \Microsoft FrontPage\bin folder. Copy the .lex file you want from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof folder to the \Microsoft FrontPage\Bin folder and then modify the Frontpg.ini file, using these steps:

  1. Open the Frontpg.ini file in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  2. Locate the following line:

          FrontPageLangID=0x0409

    Change "0x0409" to the number you want. (See the "Language Codes" section later in this article.)

  3. Locate the following line:

          FrontPageLexicon=c:\Program Files\Microsoft
          FrontPage\bin\Mssp2_en.lex

    Change "Mssp2_en.lex" to the name of the file you copied to the \Microsoft FrontPage\Bin folder

  4. Save and close the Frontpg.ini file.

When you restart FrontPage Editor, the new language will be used when you run the spelling checker.

Language Codes

   Language Name           Language Identifier
                           (hexadecimal)      
   -------------------------------------------

   Albanian                0x041c             
   Arabic                  0x0401             
   Bahasa                  0x0421
   Belgian Dutch           0x0813             
   Belgian French          0x080c             
   Brazilian Portuguese    0x0416             
   Bulgarian               0x0402             
   Canadian French         0x0c0c             
   Castilian Spanish       0x040a             
   Catalan                 0x0403             
   Croato-Serbian(Latin)   0x041a             
   Czech                   0x0405             
   Danish                  0x0406             
   Dutch                   0x0413             
   Finnish                 0x040b             
   French                  0x040c             
   German                  0x0407             
   Greek                   0x0408             
   Hebrew                  0x040d             
   Hungarian               0x040e             
   Icelandic               0x040f             
   Italian                 0x0410             
   Japanese                0x0411             
   Korean                  0x0412             
   Mexican Spanish         0x080a             
   Norwegian - Bokmal      0x0414             
   Norwegian - Nynorsk     0x0814             
   Polish                  0x0415             
   Portuguese              0x0816             
   Rhaeto-Romanic          0x0417             
   Romanian                0x0418             
   Russian                 0x0419             
   Serbo-Croatian(Cyrillic)0x081a             
   Simplified Chinese      0x0804             
   Slovak                  0x041b             
   Swedish                 0x041d             
   Swiss French            0x100c             
   Swiss German            0x0807             
   Swiss Italian           0x0810             
   Thai                    0x041e             
   Traditional Chinese     0x0404             
   Turkish                 0x041f             
   U.K. English            0x0809             
   U.S. English            0x0409             
   Urdu                    0x0420             

Additional query words: 1.10 97

Keywords : fpedit fpinterop kbusage
Version : 1.10
Platform : WINDOWS
Hardware : x86
Issue type : kbhowto


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Last reviewed: October 14, 1997
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