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Localization Windows

Language availability of iA Writer varies across platforms and features. Below is a detailed breakthrough for Windows.

Menus & Interface

iA Writer will automatically use the Windows system settings to display the the app’s interface –also known as “localization”.

Supported languages include:

En English English
De Deutsch German
Fr Français French
Es Español Spanish
Jp 日本語 Japanese

Syntax Control

Syntax Highlight provides a structured view of your document. It helps in improving your writing style by using different colors to highlight various parts of speech.

iA Writer for Windows supports Syntax Control for English.

If your document contains non-English text, you may see the following warning dialog box at the bottom of the Editor:

The language of the current file does not seem to be supported by Syntax Control.

Style Check

Style Check acts as your personal editor-in-chief, detecting redundancies, clichés, and filler words as you type.

Supported languages for Style Check :

En English English
De Deutsch German
Fr Français French

Spellcheck

iA Writer uses hunspell dictionaries which can be found all over the web. It comes installed with the following languages:

En English English
De Deutsch German
Fr Français French
Es Español Spanish
It Italiano Italian

However, you can add additional dictionaries. The example below details adding a Brazilian Portuguese dictionary from the OpenOffice website.

Download the Dictionnary

  1. Navigate to the OpenOffice (Portuguese) dictionary website here.
  2. Click on “Download extension“. This will download the file vero_pt_br_v208aoc.oxt. Note: some browsers may present a warning when downloading files with .oxt extension. This is ok.

  3. Rename file to vero_pt_br_v208aoc.zip

💡 For additional languages – go to Search and type in the language in the Search box. Repeat steps 1 & 2 above.

Installing

Once downloaded and unzipped, you’ll want to move your dictionary files into place for use in iA Writer.

  1. Extract the desired language pair(s).
  2. Quit iA Writer and navigate to: Admin Install: Program Files → iA Writer → Dictionaries Single User: C:\Users\{your user name}\AppData\Local\Programs\iA Writer
  3. Copy the language pair (.aff & .dic) files here.
  4. Relaunch iA Writer and navigate to: File → Preferences → Editor → Spellcheck
  5. Select desired dictionary from drop down list.

Languages

Localization Mac

Language availability of iA Writer varies across platforms and features. Below is a detailed breakthrough for Mac. Menus & Interface The languages in which you can customize the app’s interface –also known as “localization”– include: En English English De Deutsch German Jp 日本語 Japanese Fr Français French Es Español Spanish It Italiano Italian Ru Pусский

Localization iPhone

Language availability of iA Writer varies across platforms and features. Below is a detailed breakthrough for iOS. Menus & Interface The languages in which you can customize the app’s interface –also known as “localization”– include: En English English De Deutsch German Jp 日本語 Japanese Fr Français French Es Español Spanish It Italiano Italian Ru Pусский

Localization iPad

Language availability of iA Writer varies across platforms and features. Below is a detailed breakthrough for iPadOS. Menus & Interface The languages in which you can customize the app’s interface –also known as “localization”– include: En English English De Deutsch German Jp 日本語 Japanese Fr Français French Es Español Spanish It Italiano Italian Ru Pусский

Localization Windows

Language availability of iA Writer varies across platforms and features. Below is a detailed breakthrough for Windows. Menus & Interface iA Writer will automatically use the Windows system settings to display the the app’s interface –also known as “localization”. Supported languages include: En English English De Deutsch German Fr Français French Es Español Spanish Jp

Localization Android

The UI for iA Writer for Android currently supports English German Russian We’re working hard to expand Writer’s language support, and will add more languages in future updates.