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Postby Joe Malinowski » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:12 am

I was just posting on Weekend Freedom Machines, sorry I know they are green and yellow,. What I did find is when you post they have a built in spell check feature on preview, is this anything that could be added to this far superior site ? I know at times I am spelling challenged.
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Dennis » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:23 am

Hi Joe,

If I could find a reliable one, yes. The problems I've had in the past attempts to add it were, unreliable (link not working), slow because of overload from other forums, and the company went out of business (not enough revenue.)

For myself, I use Firefox and my wife "the walking dictionary" to aid me. Sorry, I don't loan her out. . . ;)

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PS: If you are using IE7, there are spell checker plugin's available.
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Rudi » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:23 am

Joe:

As Dennis said, most spell checkers are not reliable.. and you have to accept the available dictionary. Only a few are really good. I have been using IESpell for a number of years for those times when I really need help with those gnarly words that have mutliple spellings/or are exceptions to rules. IESpell has US English as it's default and all I do is add the Canadian spellings to it as I go along. I like it so much that it is an automatic install on all computers I build. Unfortunately it isn't on the fly, you actually have to highlight the text. Much better for me that way. I find the on the fly is a PITA.

When I am working in Firefox.. well, it has built in spell check.

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Re: Spell Check

Postby Joe Malinowski » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:01 am

Thanks for the answer, I have Firefox and the spell check on the mac works great also.
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Re: Spell Check

Postby George Willer » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:14 am

I keep a hard copy of a dictionary on a shelf, just an arm's length away. It never fails me. :D
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Bill E Bob » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:40 pm

George Willer wrote:I keep a hard copy of a dictionary on a shelf, just an arm's length away. It never fails me. :D


Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Rudi » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:11 pm

For those of us who are say older than a half century.. I guess we all can remember spelling bees in class and with our year, grammar rules and composition class. English being one of the most important part of the Readin, Ritin and Rithmatic courses... :-:-): :{_}: and we all pretty well know what a Funk and Wagnall's or Oxford Unabridged or even Noah Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is/was.

Bill E Bob wrote:
George Willer wrote:I keep a hard copy of a dictionary on a shelf, just an arm's length away. It never fails me. :D


Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!


Some of us even got to be up close and personal with our dictionaries. Depending on what kind of mouth you might have had.. you might end up learning a few hundred pages of the above dictionaries. Now,if you had one like me.. you got to write it all out more than once :big what: :big give up: :big smile: I find that I still have a pretty good vocabulary and my spelling is pretty good. There are only a few words that give me grief.. and I have to resort sometimes to a spell check if I am in doubt. It is unfortunate that today nowhere near the emphasis is put on proper grammar, structure, punctuation, spelling and composition. Today what ever is easiest is the rule.. that is why I guess we have sentences such as "My Bad" or "What, You axed me sumthin?" just to name two of my biggest pet peeves of late.

Spell check is a good alternative to the printed word, but again, it is only as good as the operator using it..... spell check can do spelling, but does not understand grammar, context or tone/flavour.

Oh well...... :roll: :D
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Re: Spell Check

Postby George Willer » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:32 pm

Rudi wrote: Today what ever is easiest is the rule.. that is why I guess we have sentences such as "My Bad" or "What, You axed me sumthin?" just to name two of my biggest pet peeves of late.

Spell check is a good alternative to the printed word, but again, it is only as good as the operator using it..... spell check can do spelling, but does not understand grammar, context or tone/flavour.

Oh well...... :roll: :D


Here's another pet peeve... The spell checker doesn't know which word the writer really means, but the printed dictionary can give the meaning of the word to prevent using the wrong one. I've been a one man band trying to get folks to use the right word when the spell check recognizes two or more versions. The one that drives me up the wall is when folks use "loose" (rhymes with "goose") when they really mean "lose" (rhymes with ooze). A quick look at a real dictionary will show which word is appropriate. It seems the error is becoming the norm. :(

When I was in grade school during WWII proper spelling was important. Why isn't it important now?
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Lurker Carl » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:47 pm

George Willer wrote:When I was in grade school during WWII proper spelling was important. Why isn't it important now?


Like arithmetic died with the hand calculator, spelling and grammar is dying with text messaging.
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Bill E Bob » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:48 am

Lurker Carl wrote:
George Willer wrote:When I was in grade school during WWII proper spelling was important. Why isn't it important now?


Like arithmetic died with the hand calculator, spelling and grammar is dying with text messaging.


Oh, the horror of it all!! The english language is dying with us dinosaurs. I refuse to even own a cellphone
so no texting for me :{_}: If you wish to see just how much the language arts have changed, read an older
"classic" novel. Ahhh, there was some language art!!
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Re: Spell Check

Postby Boss Hog » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:26 pm

Joe Malinowski wrote:I was just posting on Weekend Freedom Machines, sorry I know they are green and yellow,. What I did find is when you post they have a built in spell check feature on preview, is this anything that could be added to this far superior site ? I know at times I am spelling challenged.



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Re: Spell Check

Postby redfin » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:09 pm

David Bennett wrote:
Joe Malinowski wrote:I was just posting on Weekend Freedom Machines, sorry I know they are green and yellow,. What I did find is when you post they have a built in spell check feature on preview, is this anything that could be added to this far superior site ? I know at times I am spelling challenged.



Just get EJP or me too help :lol: :lol:



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Re: Spell Check

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:56 pm

:stooges: My spelling is ok here, both due to Mozilla and taking time to PREVUE IT BEFORE POSTING. iN THE CHAT THOUGH, mOZILLA SPEEL CHECKE DOESN'T WORK.
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Re: Spell Check

Postby chugah chugah » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:19 am

Lurker Carl wrote:
George Willer wrote:When I was in grade school during WWII proper spelling was important. Why isn't it important now?


Like arithmetic died with the hand calculator, spelling and grammar is dying with text messaging.

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