Rated 4 out of 5 stars

@Stewart

This add-on hasn't been maintained for several years.

The official one is now mine: "British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto)".

Please notice that Mozilla updated all Firefox spellers to WebExtensions, but they only work with Firefox 62+ due to a bug in Firefox 60ESR.

Thunderbird still uses Legacy Extensions, so you can download the version here in ATN.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I cannot now access a British English dictionary. It was OK a few days ago. When I try I get the message that the dictionary is not compatible with Thunderbird 60.3.1. It works with Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

says requires version 60.0.2, but version 60.0.2 is installed

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Such a pity that this wonderful extension isn't compatible with the latest version of Firefox. This should be explained prior to letting us download.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not compatible with Firefox 60.0.1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have only had a manual spell check (US only) on my rackspace email, which is about to be discontinued, since starting to use firefox. Really pleased with this very accurate and comprehensive British dictionary. Made my day.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works and does the job pretty well.

It's not the Oxford Full British English; but you would be a fool to expect that for nothing.

Works in Thunderbird e-mail just fine.

Within generalised British spelling, they have accepted 's' or 'z' as a general spelling, it's common in Canada and Australia.

At least we don't have the American slang spellings to contend with.

Colour has a 'U' in it.

The Queen said so.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

To enable, right-click in a multi-line text box, select "Languages", then "English / United Kingdom". - where is multi-line text box? I cannot activate this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

well it works for a day or two then I have to re-install, this has been going on for a while, is there a fix somewhere and why is this happening all the time????? Other than that it's pretty good, just frustrating having to re-install every second day! Well it's getting wrasf (Worse) notcie how your [email protected]#$%^&*() spell check is NOT working.... yet again, after installing it @#$%^&*()_ just about every [email protected]#$%^&*()_ day?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Rather a bad name for the program, British English is just like saying English English, whereas a Basterdised English like U,S, version of English would be correct. After all you wouldn't have a German German, French French or Spanish Spanish checker would you.

I come from England and naturally I speak English, It is a pity as others have pointed out that the English language is being basterdised by poor spelling checkers, that do not understand the difference between U.S. version of English and English.

In the main I found it to be not too bad, but I have stopped using the checker, because I get annoyed with the poor English English in the checker.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As many have said, THIS IS A BRITISH ENGLISH DICTIONARY! NOT AMERICAN! We do not spell it Optimize, or Realize. If you are going to be a BRITISH English one, get your spellings right!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

-ize spellings, though generally not preferred, are not incorrect. Therefore the dictionary does not flag them as wrong.
If you are seeing -ise words flagged, please check your settings, since this dictionary contains a plethora of -ise endings (including optimise and realise).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great addition to my suite of Add-ons - a must have for a Brit! :) Thanks for developing this. Out of interest, where do the words get stored that I add to the dictionary?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's maddening when the words you add are deleted with CC.

Just for the record there is no such thing as British English; there is only English English all other variants are pseudo English.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I wish they would relise that realise is not the same as realize in British English. My audience is mainly British and the name of the add on is British English. Isn't is about time that it was Britizh Englizh that waz rote.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After the US dictionary trying to change all my 's' to 'z' I eventually landed upon the English dictionary.

I would have thought this would have been a much quicker process than having to search and add a dictionary but hey ho.

The dictionary has most words but it's easy enough to right click and add the words that are missing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1.1-typefix). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mozilla support says that "All add-ons hosted on addons.mozilla.org undergo this review process in order to be verified and signed", so Why on earth is this extension hosted on this site if not signed?.
Happened on some other extensions (as a curiosity, a little bunch of other dictionnaries hosted here), it seems like if there was an issue on the verification process, which will lead anybody using any of those dictionnaries to *override add-on signing*, which is the same thing as not having that safeguard: Please, please, please Mozilla, keep those dictionnaries out of "addons" or solve the problem, stop confusing us.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

the 'updated' version by someone else does not install.

However this works just fine in Firefox 42 and downwards like forever.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extensions will require approval (signing) by Mozilla. When is this add-on going to be signed please?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add on needs to be verifiyed

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Download button does not engage. Javascript reacts to button touch, but no download occurs!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.19.1).