Spell Check anyone?
- mmerino Jul 1, 2006 04:08 PM
I want that, you?
Lot's of times I write in Word so I can spell check, then copy into a Chowhound reply. I think this means Chowhound needs spell checker.
Good news. Firefox 2.0 sports an integrated spell checker. The Beta 1 version is available as of today:
Note that these are beta, not final, releases that will overwrite your exisiting Firefox themes and render your current extensions unusable. If you're not in desperate need of a spell checker, you're probably best off waiting for the definitive release. But at least you know that help is on the way.
Can you have two operating systems on the same computer, i.e. Firefox AND XP (or Windows 98)? XP is running fine for me and I don't want to mess things up by bringing in another operating system which might result in a system conflict.
I'd rather have the Chowhound site offer some sort of a spellchecker. Then again, the editing feature allows me to spellcheck and catch errors I didn't see on the first or second draft. I think most of us are forgiving of minor spelling errors. A reviewing of a posted message, once or twice, should catch most of the more blatant errors.
Firefox isn't an operating system. It's an application, a program, that runs under an operating system and that you can install and remove at will. Versions exist for various flavours of Windows (including XP), Mac OSX and Linux. Firefox also lives harmoniously alongside other browsers; for example, you can have Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera running simultaneously.
A site-based spell checker is an interesting idea but reportedly a tough one to implement. What's more, things like custom dictionaries wouldn't be transferrable from site to site. A spell checker integrated into the browser makes more sense and is clearly the wave of the future.
After reading a post with "ceasar" and "sandwhich" I definitely think spell check would be useful!