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 Post subject: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 5:32 pm 
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I am told that some internet watchdog called "spellcheck"?? is responsible for a red underline of a word "it" thinks is spelled incorrectly. Is this true? If so "spellcheck" needs a history lesson. I posted the word "morse" (relating to code) and the red underline popped up. Who the heck do think they are?

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 5:42 pm 
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FWIK spell check is in your browser.

You can access it and edit. Sometimes it will offer a chance to edit without having to dig deeply into the browser application, such as Firefox...

morse Yep it is underlined, rightly so it is a proper name therefore Morse is not underlined. Looks like my spell check is not so "stupid" after all...

BTW the "instant" spell check edit lets one add corrections, but not delete bad corrections or naughty words directly. Then, one does need to dig into the bowels of the browser...

YMMV

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 7:04 pm 
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Harold Wright wrote:
I am told that some internet watchdog called "spellcheck"?? is responsible for a red underline of a word "it" thinks is spelled incorrectly. Is this true? If so "spellcheck" needs a history lesson. I posted the word "morse" (relating to code) and the red underline popped up. Who the heck do think they are?

Harold


Did you begin it with a capital as a name should be? it picks on those as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 8:28 pm 
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IMHO the spell checker ignores any word with a capital letter, even if you do spell it wrong. imho - see, it underlined imho where it didn't underline IMHO!

Anyway.....

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished inn it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling checkers
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know faults with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.

Jerry Zar, 29 June 1992
Jerrold H. Zar
Graduate School
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 9:03 pm 
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Yow! I thought someone had put up one of James Whitcomb Riley's poems.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 9:12 pm 
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One time I was trying to type "cw", it kept changing it to "cow."
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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
One time I was trying to type "cw", it kept changing it to "cow."
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That is Auto correct not spellcheck.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Wed 30, 2019 10:32 pm 
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simplex1040 wrote:
Zenith Royal wrote:
One time I was trying to type "cw", it kept changing it to "cow."
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That is Auto correct not spellcheck.

And it doesn't like you to turn it off. But if you dig deep enough, you can find (usually) a way to let it suggest but not change.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 31, 2019 1:02 am 
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Sumthymes eye doant gno weather I goze B4 E. Jussed thype into the surch bocks. The correct spelling pops up in realtime.

IF your initial guess is clothes enough to the actual word, witch from what I see here would be about half the time. :roll:

Want to teach the spellchecker not to mess with you? Type in 'ankylosing spondylitis'. Might have a CO2 extinguisher handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 31, 2019 1:11 am 
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I got a kick from mojoco's poem and some other comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 31, 2019 4:49 am 
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The problem with "auto complete" is that it shows quite a few alternatives to the word you really wanted and many people just pick the top one! Hence the number of times you will see "defiantly" when what you really meant was "definitely"!

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 31, 2019 5:12 am 
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I noticed that at times it allows you to add that word to the dictionary or ignore it. The keys on my keyboard are getting clogged with cookie crumbs and sometimes my spelling is incorrect and missing letters. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 31, 2019 7:11 am 
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Adding words to the spell check dictionary increases your a odds of errors unless used judicially.

If you're getting a lot of incorrect words substutited, perhaps you actually need a grammar checker like https://www.grammarly.com


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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 12:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Wed 13, 2019 6:04 pm 
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Tony
That was a good one. Sad but true.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Wed 13, 2019 6:54 pm 
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Harold Wright wrote:
I am told that some internet watchdog called "spellcheck"?? is responsible for a red underline of a word "it" thinks is spelled incorrectly. Is this true? If so "spellcheck" needs a history lesson. I posted the word "morse" (relating to code) and the red underline popped up. Who the heck do think they are?

Harold

Using Firefox and Morse is not underlined, yet morse is. Firefox knows that you need a capitol M. Even Morse taper as used for machine tool shafts needs a capitol as it is named after Stephen Morse.


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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Wed 13, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Even Morse taper as used for machine tool shafts needs a capitol as it is named after Stephen Morse.


The grammar checker didn't pick that one up!

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Thu 14, 2019 1:56 am 
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capitol
Spellcheck didn't catch that, did it?

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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Thu 14, 2019 3:47 am 
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arbilab wrote:
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Spellcheck didn't catch that, did it?

LOL, Obviously it doesn’t check how the word is used in context :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Spellcheck
PostPosted: Nov Thu 14, 2019 4:23 am 
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If the word is spelled correctly, and Spellcheck shows it in red, click on Add to Dictionary.
Spellcheck is just a tool, and you can set it up the way you want it. Just spell the words correctly.

Canadian spelling for certain words is different, so we get red words a lot, but can add them. I use US spelling here, the line of least resistance.

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