Screen­saver lan­guage lessons

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Q I re­cently came across the ‘word of the day’ screen­saver on my Mac and this seems like it would be a great way to brush up on my Span­ish. But the Screen Saver Op­tions but­ton only gives me the op­tion of us­ing the New Ox­ford Amer­i­can dic­tionary or some­thing that I pre­sume is Ja­panese. Is there a way of adding ex­tra dic­tionar­ies to this? Sally Mans­field

A Un­for­tu­nately not. This screen­saver was added for Snow Leop­ard with just Amer­i­can and Ja­panese dic­tionar­ies and never up­dated af­ter that. I don’t think it’s even of­fi­cially sup­ported from Lion up­wards. There are Span­ish flash­card lan­guage tools on the App store that work in a sim­i­lar way, but you’d need to open the app man­u­ally each time.

The word of the day is great for brush­ing up on your Ja­panese, but doesn’t work for any other lan­guages.

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