Setting a language in spell check does not install the language

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I've set the spell check language in group policy as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies#spellchecklanguage to en-AU, however after checking the spell check options in Edge, only English US is available. (This is for a new install of Edge Chromium)

 

We need to go to the Edge Settings > Language and then install English Australia, which then makes en-AU available as a spell check language, managed by the org as expected.

 

Could language options please be added to group policy, or could a better way to manage languages please be added so the correct language is used within Edge. (Or is something already available that I am missing?)


Thanks in advance.

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@JeffNo540 I don't know how Microsoft designed this to work, but my solution to preinstall and preconfigure German Spellcheck is to use the Policy as you already described and to deploy the needed Spellchecking-Files myself by our Software-Deployment-Solution.

 

To get the Spellchecking-Files look in your Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data Folder for *.bdic Files. For example de-DE-3-0.bdic or fr-FR-3-0.bdic as well as en-US-8-9.bdic 

 

For me it is simpler to put the needed *.bdic Files not into the User-Profiles, but to insert these into the Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Applications\Dictionaries Folder. Edge searches these files either in Userprofile or in ProgramFiles.

@Gunnar Haslinger Brilliant! Thank you for this information.