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 HySpell Armenian Spell-checker for Thunderbird - User's Guide

Purpose of this guide

This guide walks you through the process of installing and using the HySpell Armenian Spell-checker for Thunderbird.

These instructions have been tested with version 3.0.4, the latest release of Thunderbird as of this writing.


Before you proceed, please make sure you have installed Mozilla Thunderbird, a free and cross-platform email and news client. Thunderbird is a great alternative to Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail. You can download it for free from www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird


Step 1. Login to your account at HySpell.com
After purchasing a license from the HySpell website, you will be emailed your username and password. Use these to log in to your account using your Firefox web browser.

Step 2. Right-click the link to the Mozilla Installer (XPI) file and select “Save Link As...”
Step 3. Save the Installer XPI file to your Desktop
Step 4. Open Thunderbird and go to Tools > Add-ons
Step 5. Click “Install”
Step 6. Select the Installer XPI file that you saved in Step 3, and click “Open”
Step 7. Click “Install Now” in the new window that opens
Step 8. Click “Restart Thunderbird” to complete the installation

Using the spell-checker

Step 1. Open a New Message and Left-click inside the message text area
Step 2. Click the down arrow next to the “Spell” icon from the toolbar and select “Armenian / AM”
Note: The Spell icon will be disabled if you don't do step 1.

Step 3. Start typing in Armenian
Misspelled words will be underlined with a red-dotted line. To correct it, right-click on the misspelled word and choose a correctly spelled word from the suggestion list. Alternatively, you can add a new word (such as a name) to the spell-checker's dictionary by selecting “Add to Dictionary.”

Note: If you do not know how to write in Armenian on your computer, click here for instructions on how to configure your computer with an Armenian keyboard layout.


Misspelled words are not being underlined
If you followed the instructions in the “Using the spell-checker” section and misspelled Armenian words are still not being underlined in red, make sure that spell-checking is enabled by following these instructions:

Step 1. Open Thunderbird Preferences from the menu

Step 2. Select the “Composition” tab
Step 3. Choose the “Spelling” sub-tab
Step 4. Place a check in the "Enable spell check as you type" checkbox
Step 5. Restart Thunderbird