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Hi, I was looking into creating dictionary filter workflows as described in https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/dictionary-filter/ but for Chinese and Japanese. For some reason I do not see either language as options in the language dropdown. I have multiple of those dictionaries downloaded in the Dictionary.app and they show up when I use the default `define` keyword. I looked in the preferences but I don't see any other option to add languages to the Dictionary app, is there something I am missing?


Alfred version: 5.1.4 [2195]

MacOS: Sonoma 14.1.1

Dictionary version: 2.3.0 (294)


Screenshot of Alfred language options:




Screenshot of my Dictionary app settings:



Edited by kuirin
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@kuirin Welcome to the forum :)


The spell and define built-in features are in fact spellcheckers, and the available languages for this are provided by a macOS API. This is unlikely to include custom installed dictionaries.


We have seen other workflows where people are using custom dictionaries, so it would be worth taking a look around to see how they've worked with them.

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