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New Spellchecker?

Crumbly Writer

Has anyone noticed the new spellchecker on blog entries. I was a little fearful about clicking the link, afraid it might erase what I'd just typed, but I'm curious what anyone might think about the quality of its corrections.

I'm guessing Lazeez finally got sick of all the typos in forum posts causing endless posts of everyone correcting each other, but my faith in people to remain stupid in the face of ever-increasing technology remains firmly entrenched. 'D

P.S. It corrected my smiley face, which I'm sad to say, until Lazeez enables emojies (something I hope he never does), I'll keep. (By the way, it also flags Lazeez's name, too!)

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Crumbly Writer

I'm guessing Lazeez finally got sick of all the typos in forum posts causing endless posts of everyone correcting each other,


Nope. I didn't change anything. It must be your browser.

sunkuwan

I personally use the app "Grammarly"

Dominions Son

ce, which I'm sad to say, until Lazeez enables emojies (something I hope he never does), I'll keep. (By the way, it also flags Lazeez's name, too!)


FireFox has a built in spell checker that works on any text box on any website.

Switch Blayde

@Dominions Son

FireFox has a built in spell checker that works on any text box on any website.


Safari too.

Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

FireFox has a built in spell checker that works on any text box on any website.

Strange. I've never seen it anywhere else, only today, both in the SOL blog and here in the SOL Forum. It displays as a little blue circle with a white waterline in it.

I can't say that I'm overly impressed, but it would probably catch the more obvious mistakes I've been known to make in the past.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

Strange. I've never seen it anywhere else, only today,


You may have had it disabled and a recent upgrade may have enabled it. I've had that happen in the past.

sejintenej

@Dominions Son

FireFox has a built in spell checker that works on any text box on any website.

I must have a different version (56.0.2). When I searched the Help Index says to go to the "compose toolbar" but there is no such toolbar and the index shows nothing under either word.
However Options is marked to "check spelling as you type" (and is set to UK English) but quite simply it does not work on words deliberately mistyped

SOL is OK because I reserve IE for it and IE does indicate errors

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer
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@sejintenej

I must have a different version (56.0.2).

I'm currently on v56.0b3 64-bit (I'm on the beta update cycle, so I guess I'm getting new features before most users).

SOL is OK because I reserve IE for it and IE does indicate errors

I've never been fond of ANY particular spellchecker, though Grammarly seems to be currently leading most), because of the extremely high 'false-positive' rate with each of them. If I waste more time chasing down false assumptions about good grammar than I invest in correcting the grammar myself, then I'm really not gaining much.

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