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Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 7:26am
by John in CR
It's unbelievable to me how many perfectly fine words in English the forum spell checker doesn't know. I am rarely able to make even a short post without it telling a word I know to be correct is incorrect. This post is an exception. Is there a way to add words to the spell checker?

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 7:51am
by danielrlee
I didn't know ES had a spell checker. Are you sure you're not referring to your web browser's native spell checker?

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 8:06pm
by John in CR
danielrlee wrote:
Feb 05 2020 7:51am
I didn't know ES had a spell checker. Are you sure you're not referring to your web browser's native spell checker?
I find it hard to believe that both Chrome and Firefox could be that retarded. I'll start gathering a list of words to post here.

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 8:12pm
by spinningmagnets
Your kiding me, reely?

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 8:56pm
by amberwolf
there's no spell checker in the forum itself.

it does have the option in your profile preferences for a word censor, so that certain cusswords come out differently, but that's it.

so...afaict any spell checker you're seeing is in your browser or operating system, or if you're using some mobile app like tapatalk, whatever that might have built in.

i don't use them cuz they screw more things up than they fix, so i have no idea what words might be problematic for htem.

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 9:24pm
by mark5
New words can be added to Firefox & Chrome speelling dictionaries*.

PHPBB doesn't have a built-in spell checker.

*
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ho ... ll-checker
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-w ... dictionary

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 05 2020 9:42pm
by Dauntless
spinningmagnets wrote:
Feb 05 2020 8:12pm
John in CR wrote:
Feb 05 2020 8:06pm
I find it hard to believe that both Chrome and Firefox could be that retarded.
Your kiding me, reely?
Chrome? Retarded? BELIEVE!

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 06 2020 2:13am
by markz
so is it the browser or the phpBB forum that underlines, in red, with a squiggly line like in this post, phpBB

Re: Forum spell checker???

Posted: Feb 07 2020 4:46am
by thepronghorn
markz wrote:
Feb 06 2020 2:13am
so is it the browser or the phpBB forum that underlines, in red, with a squiggly line like in this post, phpBB
it's your browser, right click on the word with the squiggly line, and you will see your browser's spell checking options