Post by John Ashby Post by Steve Hague
Does anyrat know how to change the default language from US English
to UK English? I can do it for individual messages, but next time I
come to write a message I'm back to USian. Help is no help.
Thunderbird is not alone in this, but I find Help addresses every
issue apart from the one I've got.
If you go to preferences>preferences>advanced there is a setting for
locale. I don't see an obvious way to change it but I'd check there to
I suspect that it's taking the OS's default language. If you're using
Win 10, you can find that (and change it, if necessary) by going to the
start menu and typing in Language, which will give you the option of
going to the right page to see your language setting and, if as I
suspect it's set to English (US), to change it to English (UK).
I've disabled spellcheck etc as it annoys me intensely even when it's in
British English, but I had a look in my options and sure enough it is
set to US English even though the computer is firmly all-British (I've
also got German and French options but they are not the defaults) This
is presumably because I downloaded the US version, not noticing that
there was a sneaky link to other versions where the UK one can be
downloaded. I've downloaded the GB one now and am just awaiting a tuit
to bite the bullet and reinstall GB over US.