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Forum spell checker???

Post by John in CR » Feb 05 2020 7:26am

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?

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by danielrlee » 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?
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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by John in CR » Feb 05 2020 8:06pm

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.

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 05 2020 8:12pm

Your kiding me, reely?

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by amberwolf » Feb 05 2020 8:56pm

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.

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by mark5 » Feb 05 2020 9:24pm

New words can be added to Firefox & Chrome speelling dictionaries*.

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

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

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by Dauntless » Feb 05 2020 9:42pm

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?
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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by markz » 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

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Re: Forum spell checker???

Post by thepronghorn » Feb 07 2020 4:46am

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

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