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Windows 7: Why so spell checkers suck?

07 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 
Why do spell checkers suck?

Why do so many forums and or application forms have spell checkers that don't recognize the correct spelling of many words? It really grinds my gears. For example the word "pedophilic". According to various dictionary sites that is a correct spelling. Is it adjectives that these spell checkers miss. What's weird is this site as I was typing it had the red squiggly underline as I spelled "pedophilic", but then went away. I was using this word to describe a female commander shepard on a mass effect face site. It looked really young. But anyway there have been other words I can't remember that I've seen this. It's really annoying cause then you're thinking wait did I spell that wrong?
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07 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Spell checkers arent perfect unfortunately.... Of course this is why they have the "Add Word" button. End of the day, you shouldn't be relying solely on a spellchecker anyway because of course you can spell words incorrectly but if they are actual words then it won't flag them.

Example:
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
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07 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To avoid having misspelled words I have...Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
bookmarked.
That way I know my replies or post are clear and concise! IMO
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07 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I always double check I'm just ranting about spell checkers saying a word is incorrectly spelled when it is correct.
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07 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
I always double check I'm just ranting about spell checkers saying a word is incorrectly spelled when it is correct.
I understand what you are saying and the frustration that goes with it.
I just deal with it and let it go.
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07 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Perhaps taking some grammar classes at a local college will help? One of my pet peeves is those that use "your" instead of "you're", it is extremely annoying. I see it on Facebook all the time.
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07 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just type in ok and see what happens!
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08 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just think, people used to not have to deal with troublesome spell-checkers
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08 Jul 2010   #9
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Spell checkers arent perfect unfortunately.... Of course this is why they have the "Add Word" button. End of the day, you shouldn't be relying solely on a spellchecker anyway because of course you can spell words incorrectly but if they are actual words then it won't flag them.

Example:
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
2 Funny, and what a great example. I sea yours is working up to par as well, ...wouldn't change a thing about it. lol
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08 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

People from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain spell a lot of words differently to the USA and can cause confusion as to what spell checker to use.
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