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How about a spell checker when posting??

Travel Forums System Talk How about a spell checker when posting??

1. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Just curious why we dont have one...

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

We don't have one because this is functionality which should be provided by the browser, rather than being something which all sites have to implement for themselves. This has the benefit that if you use a couple of words which aren't in the built-in dictionary a lot, you'd only need to add them to a dictionary once, rather than doing this again and again at every site you visit. The case goes even more strongly if you write in non-English languages.

And indeed, all modern browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey) include a spellchecker by default, and I believe that for IE there's at least a spell-checker available as an add-on, though why anyone would want to use that outdated browser in this day and age is beyond me.

3. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

I use IE. Is it no good? I was gona download Google Chrome...

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

Download, download, download!!!

Okay, I use a Mac and Safari - but we also have a PC laptop - download Chrome or anything else. Seriously. Sander is correct.

5. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Then I shall....right this very moment!