Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 866 times:
I was wondering how hard it would be for a spell checker to be added to the forums. I think that this would be juts be helpful in improving the quality of the forums. Something that could be used is the spell checker on AOL mail. Any one who uses AOL probably knows what I a talking about. When you click send a spell checker pops up. When you click post on this forum a spell checker would pop up. I don't know how hard this would be to add, so it might be more work then Johan wants.
AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 803 times:
Yeah the idea has come up before. But there are two main problems.
1) Which English would we use, British, American, or Canadian?
2) We use far too many abbreviations for it to work. It would be catching things like AC, UAL, YYZ, aircraft reg's. Even if it did recognize those, it wouldn't recognize them the times we accidentally type them.
B-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 778 times:
I use AOL and their spell-checker causes me more problems than anything. It comes up with words that are un-know and then insists they are correct. I tend to press "skip" whenever they prod me to change something.