Doesn't Microsoft use its own spellchecker?

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  1. Blurg Guest

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    Body text probably gets spellchecked, but perhaps not headings and text inside animations.

    Ho ho ho.
     
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    Probably on par with their other "innovations". :p
     
  5. daustin macrumors member

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    That is too funny...however I have seen some typos on Apple's site too :(

    Not to get too off topic (it does have to do with spelling!!) but have you ever noticed that the spell checker that Apple uses in it's discussion boards ALWAYS marks the names of Apple products as typos :confused: I've never understood that.
     
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    That's because Mac OS X uses standard dictionaries (Oxford, Webster) for its spellchecker and not some custom concoction like Microsoft's does.
     
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    While it's fair for you to gig them for not spellchecking their copy text, it's NOT fair for you to attack Microsoft's spelling checker for this mistake... it's a FLASH presentation, and so you'd be questioning MACROMEDIA'S spelling checker.

    Which they obviously forgot to use. :(
     
  8. daustin macrumors member

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    color me informed!

    I still think it's weird :D :p

    EDIT - A typo!! Okay, so I can't spell!!
     
  9. Blurg thread starter Guest

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    Good catch :eek: Although I still think Microsoft's is funnier, considering it's in a big, fancy Flash presentation right at the top of the page.
     
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    Yeah, I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't released some kind of self-described "dictionary killer" by now. Redmond = Zeroville these days.

    Still, I'm more concerned about Apple's ability to file patents at this stage but that is a subject covered ad nauseum in many many threads on this site.
     

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