How to add Afrikaans spell checking and dictionaries to macOS 10.12…
I use Telegram Desktop a fair bit and it bugged me that Afrikaans spell checking was missing. Here is my current solution. I’m not sure it’s 100% tip-top, but it’s much better than it was.
Download these, unzip and copy into ~/Library/Dictionaries.
Open Dictionary.app, look in Preferences, enable the new dictionaries and move them into the order you want them.
Download en_af_ZA.zip, unzip, copy to ~/Library/Spelling. I found this on the translate.org.za site a few years back.
Settings > Keyboard > Text > Spelling drop down
Scroll down to “Set Up…” and enable Afrikaans.
Now set that drop down to Automatic by Language.
Just install SwiftKey app and enable Afrikaans.
Now, if only Telegram Desktop (Qt on macOS) would support spell checking. Until then, I’ll just have use the macOS Telegram app.