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Jan 28, 2010 03:35 PM

Spell Check

Would it be possible to add a spell check?

Thank you for adding the San Diego section.

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  1. Chowhound does have a spell check - if you spell a word wrong, it will appear underlined in red. However! Because I am slightly insane, I remember that you used "manors" for "manners" and "complemented" for "complimented" in a recent post. Spell check didn't catch it because "manors" and "complemented" are correctly spelled words. They're just not the words you meant to use.

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    1. re: small h

      That's not Chowhound with the underlining in red, that's your browser (Firefox, I presume). Not universal.

      1. re: small h

        Thank you.

        I was hoping that the Chowhound folks would also chime in.

        1. re: normalheightsfoodie

          There's not much for us to add to what other hounds have already said -- spellcheck isn't on our wishlist for features since it's complicated to implement and there are so many other ways for people to get at that function. You can use a browser with spellcheck built in, you can use an online spellchecking site, you can paste your text into a word processor before you post it.

      2. Chowhound doesn't have a spellchecker. Web developers tell me it'd be quite difficult to implement on this type of platform.

        Some browsers have built-in spellchekcers, however. Firefox's is quite good and works exactly as small h describes: misspelled words are underlined in red; if you right click on the word, a pop-up menu offers alternatives as well as an option for adding the word to the spellchecker's dictionary. Download Firefox and give it a whirl.

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        1. re: carswell

          Whoops, my bad. Firefox watches my back, and I don't even realize it.