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Mouly Kumaraswamy
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A suggestion we can have spell checker feature in the post topic page to avvoidd speelling misstakes


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Mouly Kumaraswamy:
A suggestion we can have spell checker feature in the post topic page to avvoidd speelling misstakes


I type matter in Microsoft Word first and do the spelling / grammar check and than post in JR. You can do thee same until facility get added in JR.


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ankur rathi
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


I type matter in Microsoft Word first and do the spelling / grammar check and than post in JR. You can do thee same until facility get added in JR.


But I like to type directly into JR editor only.
Eric Pascarello
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look at: http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

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Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:
look at: http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

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Christophe Verré
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A spelling mistake is not a big deal, isn't it ?
As long as the whole post is readable


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marc weber
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Of course, the Mac browser (Safari) already has built-in spell checking for filling out forms.

(Not to mention right-clicking for dictionary definitions.)


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Pradeep bhatt
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The Google spell check is not working for me. It says "There was problem connecting to Google's spell check server".


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
A spelling mistake is not a big deal, isn't it ?
As long as the whole post is readable


Not really. I have seen memebers posting that people should improve their English first before posting.
Christophe Verré
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I repeat : As long as the whole post is readable.

There's no need to blame non native speakers(like myself) for a few typos.
Correcting spelling mistakes doesn't make yourself more readable. If the content is really unreadable, I'm not sure that a spell checker will help.

Moreover, adding a spell checker in a forum will not make it really user friendly. If you have to correct all spelling mistakes before posting, how would you feel after a few posts ?
Gregg Bolinger
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Also keep in mind that while a spell checker is good in theory, a code centric discussion forum probably isn't a good fit. Think about how many spelling mistakes a spell checker would pick up in code we post?

I think most spelling mistakes are probably just typos and/or members still learning english and I don't think any less of anyone for such things.
 
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