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Ted G Campbell

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Spell Check
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:48:53 PM »

Can we put a spell check function in the "Post" option?
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 08:11:24 PM »

Can we put a spell check function in the "Post" option?

If you write it, I'll install it.   :D

I don't see any option for one.  It's not a trivial thing to implement if you think about it.  Each word would have to be sent to tighar.org as you typed it (à la "instant Google"), looked up in a lexicon, and ...

Uh, oh!  There is a spell checker running!  "à" and "tighar" have both got red squiggles under them.   That means they were not found in the word lists.

To see the red squiggles I'm talking about, click on the "quote" link.
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James G. Stoveken

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 10:06:29 PM »

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To see the red squiggles I'm talking about, click on the "quote" link.

Gee Marty.  Apparently your name is spelled wrong too.      :o
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 10:12:29 PM »

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To see the red squiggles I'm talking about, click on the "quote" link.

Gee Marty.  Apparently your name is spelled wrong too.      :o

I said it was a spell checker.

I didn't say it was a GREAT spell checker.

The phrase I was looking for was "à la" as in "à la mode."

I transferred the accent to the wrong vowel: "a là."

The spell checker was of no use in either case.

Sic transit gloria mundi!
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Walter Runck

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 07:46:29 PM »

Seems like Mozilla has a built in spell check (produces red squiggles), but IE either doesn't have it or it's not turned on on my installation.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 05:29:17 AM »

Seems like Mozilla has a built in spell check (produces red squiggles), but IE either doesn't have it or it's not turned on on my installation.

Oh, doh!  I never thought that the spell check was coming from Firefox!  But that is the case.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 06:58:43 PM »

Sic transit gloria mundi!

Aw, you tax my years of being taught by the Jesuits. "Thus passes the Glory of the World"?

Yes. Well done!

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?  BTW, I have the latest version of Firefox and the spell checker does not work.  Also, I can't cut and past from another forum to this comment box.

I have the beta version of Firefox.

Windows 7 x64.

The spell checker is working for me--in the sense that it puts red squiggles under the words it doesn't recognize.

Cutting and pasting works for me.

From Sailing Anarchy:

"I don't ever use this word, but this video is sick!   From Top Gear and almost nothing to do with sailing, except for the song at the end, here is a car that takes full advantage of the streets of San Francisco.
 One has to wonder how they got the permits to do this. (Can't remember how to post full vid in thread).
 http://youtu.be/LuDN2bCIyus "

Of course, one of the iron laws of computing is that everything works for the sysadmin.   :(
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pilotart

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Re: Spell Check
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 08:32:28 PM »

When I used Firefox, the spell checker was an 'Extension' that you had to find and install.

I now prefer Chrome and it also needs an extension for the Spell Checker; here it is:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jfpdnkkdgghlpdgldicfgnnnkhdfhocg

I'm sure you could search and find one for Firefox, ie8/9 also has a spell check I believe.
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