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Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:26am
 
Ive read a quite alot of articles and noticed some spelling mistakes and I had a thought that we could include a spell check button/option when writing a topic/p.m/reply. Does anyone agree that a spell-check option should be included in the YaBBc tags?
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Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:04pm
 
I would love a proper spell checker, by preference one that knows British as well as American English.
But just one language would do if no better one is available.

On the other hand, the worst spellers have English as native language and are just too lazy to read what they wrote. Most mistakes would show up with reading back and taking time to change to proper language.

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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:14pm
 
Mozilla Firefox has a built-in spellchecker for everything the user types. I'd recommend that.
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Reply #3 - Apr 18th, 2008 at 5:57pm
 
spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)
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Reply #4 - Apr 19th, 2008 at 2:41pm
 
Well, as a not-natural-english writer, I suppose it would be OK with a spell check.  But I like it whithout, too.
Now, I must read and re-read a few times what I write, to find bad spelling.  And this gives me a little chance to try to sort out bad thinking and logic, too.  Can be rather usefull, sometimes Smiley

And it allways seem to be possible to comprehend what bad spellers intend to write, if   a bit annoying, sometimes..

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Reply #5 - May 11th, 2008 at 1:02am
 
[quote author=curious_aardvark link=1208417167/0#3 date=1208555830]spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)[/quote]


That's rite, kurious ardvark!  ::)
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Reply #6 - May 12th, 2008 at 7:33am
 
Of course the whole north american education system insists on building typos into the english language people over there are taught anyway :-)

colour - much too complicated let's miss spell it color.
And then there's the whole al gore school of spelling. We'd just need too many dictionaries :-)
So at the end of the day we all spell differently and think we're right.
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Reply #7 - May 13th, 2008 at 6:23am
 
As long as you can understand it.
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Reply #8 - May 14th, 2008 at 7:15am
 
exactly apparently as lnog as the ltrrers at the strat and end of the wrod are coerrct we can work out what the word is suppoesed to be anyawy.

Which is pretty cool :-)
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Reply #9 - May 18th, 2008 at 12:01pm
 
Try and find a copy of Bill Brysons book Mother tongue this will give you a good insight how the English language evolved
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Reply #10 - May 19th, 2008 at 7:58am
 
lol but he's an american ;-)
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Reply #11 - Jun 10th, 2008 at 7:12pm
 
[quote author=curious_aardvark link=1208417167/0#10 date=1211198324]lol but he's an american ;-)
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Actually, he's back on your side of the pond again. Unless you're talking about original nationality... Then he's a Iowan!
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Reply #12 - Jul 22nd, 2008 at 7:50am
 
just a quick update - I've recently switched over to firefox on all machines and it prompted me today to install an english - british dictionary.

So that's the answer - get firefox, it's very good.
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Reply #13 - Dec 6th, 2008 at 11:29pm
 
I think YaBB 2.3 has a spell-check, but then you'll have to update everything, move the posts, setup the forum to just the way you want it(although I'm guessing the old css will not need vary much change). But I never seen any communication problems anyway so Smiley
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Reply #14 - Mar 9th, 2009 at 5:25pm
 
no! most internet spell checkers are horrible, when i type 'wen' instead of 'when' it says every possible word except for when itself best not use it
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