Words we need in spellchecker (in General)
July 21 2005 12:06 AM EDT
Could someone please add these to the spell checker:
I'm sure others have found words that need to be added as well.
July 21 2005 12:13 AM EDT
How about some sort of wiki-type list for this?
July 21 2005 12:35 AM EDT
July 21 2005 2:16 AM EDT
USAGE NOTE Despite the appearance of the form alright in works of such well-known writers as Langston Hughes and James Joyce, the single word spelling has never been accepted as standard. This is peculiar, since similar fusions such as already and altogether have never raised any objections. The difference may lie in the fact that already and altogether became single words back in the Middle Ages, whereas alright has only been around for a little more than a century and was called out by language critics as a misspelling. Consequently, one who uses alright, especially in formal writing, runs the risk that readers may view it as an error or as the willful breaking of convention.
And whats up with the ou and ise spellings, like colour and colonise :P
July 21 2005 10:23 AM EDT
VarCon from http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/
Should be able to do the trick for english to be accepted in American, Canadian and British styles.
July 21 2005 10:55 AM EDT
That would be one hell of a database injection, which is why I assume large pre made lists do not replace what we use now.
And the word list will not suffice, as the issues we are having are with non word entries..
The missing items are so trivial as well, if you are listing an item for sale and it stops you from posting it based on the misspelling of a made up word, hit the back key and toss in the nospellcheck, if you are listing many items then the many will out weigh the few and it will be a non issue.
July 21 2005 11:51 AM EDT
And thats the beauty of it.
No large injection, just a few tables to translate the grammatical differences.
For those who don't click links/read:
VarCon (Variant Conversion Info) contains tables to convert between American, British (both "ise" and "ize" spellings), and Canadian spellings and vocabulary as well as well as a table listing the equivalent forms of other variants.
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