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Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:00 am

Yes I am crazy to provide my own answer to my first question. However, that is a trivial matter. I am curious. Spellcheck was not always available on the cafe. Is that right or am I imagining things???? Thank you to whomever is responsible.
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby pelmut » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:47 am

Freedomforall wrote:Yes I am crazy to provide my own answer to my first question. However, that is a trivial matter. I am curious. Spellcheck was not always available on the cafe. Is that right or am I imagining things???? Thank you to whomever is responsible.

Thar's no speelchk heer, it mist be sumthin difffurnt abt ur browser.
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby crfriend » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am

Deefinitely clyent-side. :twisted:

In all seriousness, an in-line server-side spelling checker would be difficult at best and potentially impossible at worst to implement, and altogether impractical given the diverse languages that we use here (mostly variants of English, but with subtly-different spellings, idioms, and grammars). Keeping all of that straight on the server end would be very difficult especially as many folks never change their geographical location from the default.
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby Sinned » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:33 pm

There must be something working in the background. Even though I think things are set for English-GB on this site as opposed to English-American. When I type in words like colour or demeanour the words have a red, wavy underline presumably indicating a word not in its dictionary. Yet to type color or demeanor is accepted and no red, wavy underline is visible. If I type tyope then the red, wavy underline is there, presumably indicating an unrecognised word. There we go again with unrecognised and unrecognized!!!! This Americanisation ( Americanization? ) sometimes get on my t*ts! :lol:
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby crfriend » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:06 pm

Sinned wrote:There must be something working in the background.

If anything changed in the background with the software running on the Skirt Cafe (virtual) server, I suspect I'd know something about it. :wink: I've done nothing to the software nor the configuration.
Even though I think things are set for English-GB on this site as opposed to English-American.

Check your browser or the locale your machine is running in.
This Americanisation ( Americanization? ) sometimes get on my t*ts! :lol:

The former, please.

Perhaps Redmond did something in an update...
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby kingfish » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:58 pm

My browsers (not to mention my phone) have been highlighting my typos for years. Firefox puts a wiggly red underline beneath any words it doesn't have in its dictionary.
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby Fred in Skirts » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:08 pm

I use Firefox and it has a build in spell checker and will try to keep me from sending wrongly spelt words in my post. Also some of my other programs use the Firefox dictionary to check spelling. :D
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:39 am

Freedomforall wrote:Yes I am crazy to provide my own answer to my first question. However, that is a trivial matter. I am curious. Spellcheck was not always available on the cafe. Is that right or am I imagining things???? Thank you to whomever is responsible.


For me this system sometimes works automatically........or displays alternative spellings of a word .....
I still compose post on Skirt Café using windows 8.1.. weeladdie
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby Daryl » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:54 am

crfriend wrote:Deefinitely clyent-side. :twisted:

In all seriousness, an in-line server-side spelling checker would be difficult at best and potentially impossible at worst to implement, and altogether impractical given the diverse languages that we use here (mostly variants of English, but with subtly-different spellings, idioms, and grammars). Keeping all of that straight on the server end would be very difficult especially as many folks never change their geographical location from the default.


Allow me to translate that.

It's your computer not Skirt Cafe. :mrgreen:
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:05 am

I post from U.K. with U.K. grammar spelling so I must have a Built In U.K. Spelling Default..... However I do tend to use a Technical Author style
of grammar and word composition .....I may use Capital Letters to highlight words for Rapid Reading
I do not always read Text , sometimes I Scan Text for Key Words .............weeladdie
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 am

No Location shows on R.H. sid of my screen ......The word " sid " has not been automatically corrected , but UNDER LINED.....
I HAVE NOW MANUALLY USED CAPS lock,...then disengaged " Caps Lock "....My Name hasno capitals and Hasno was not automatically corrected
but is underlined in RED............weeladdie
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:23 am

What colour American Cars have Petrol Enginges aand White wall Tyres ....misspelt has been auto corrected but Enginges aand is underlined....weeladdie
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:31 am

Going Off Topic ....Does anyone know the Derivation of " W.O.G. " as used by the British Army in The Middle East ? ...........? weeladdie
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby trainspotter48 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:46 pm

I think I do, but I'm not going to put it into print, as I suspect it's not politically correct.
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Re: Am I crazy?!?! Do we have spellcheck now???

Postby pelmut » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:05 pm

I heard it was "Wiley Oriental Gentleman", but I'm sure there are other explanations far worse than that
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