Language settings

Numbers

Spacing

The Numbers tab enables you to specify the separators used to format numbers:
  • Decimal symbol
  • Digit grouping symbol for values below 10 000
  • Digit grouping symbol for values equal to or above 10 000
You can also allow numbers to be written as words and specify the measurement system that has to be used.
Note: It is recommended to start the numbers from 2, because, for many languages, the number 1 written as a word is also an indefinite article and, therefore, might generate false errors.

Each language has certain rules regarding spacing. French, for example, requires a space before the colon, question mark and exclamation mark.

You can define if a hard or normal space is mandatory or prohibited before a certain punctuation mark. You can also add words of your choice using the list at the bottom.

Quotation marks

For each language you can select the correct opening and closing quotation marks from a drop-down list. You can also choose the correct apostrophe.

Note: To delete quotation marks from the list, simply select them and press the DELETE key on your keyboard.

Allowed characters

In this tab, you can add extra characters that are allowed for a certain language. Select the category in which you want to add the character and type it there. New entries have to be put on a new line.
Note: The category that you choose determines whether the new character is taken into account for certain checks. If you add a character as punctuation, for example, it is counted for the check Consecutive punctuation marks.

Untranslatables

In this tab, you can add words that will not be taken into account during the omissions check for that language. New entries have to be put on a new line.