MacOS X spell corrector

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  1. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one that notices one of the biggest problems with MacOS X is the horrible spell corrector built into cocoa applications? It doesn't give 1/10th of the accuracy as Microsofts spell corrector in windows when trying to correct misspelled words and it wont underline misspelled words if you paste a block of text into a document and such. This, scrolling speed/smoothness, and window resizing are the most annoying problems in MacOS X for me.
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    First off, congratulations for being on the boards registered for one year.

    Second:

    >the horrible spell corrector...It doesn't give 1/10th of the accuracy as Microsofts spell corrector in windows when trying to correct misspelled words

    I don't understand what you are trying to say. All of the words in the dictionary are spelled correctly, both Mac and PC. How can the Mac version have an accuracy of 10% the PC version??

    >it wont underline misspelled words if you paste a block of text into a document and such.

    You mean into something like Appleworks?

    Apple is going to have a major upgrade for "Appleworks". (Basically, the current Appleworks is really a variation of the old Clarisworks, as it was called.) Apple has code-named the program "Document", but very few details are available about the app. It will, more than likely, have an automatic spell check. Be patient.
     
  3. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Re: MacOS X spell corrector

    I'm with you, man - Microsoft Word's spellchecker is much better. Another problem I have with it is the fact that I regularly write in English, French, and Icelandic, and I don't like that I have to switch languages for the entire system and then log out to spellcheck in a new language.
     
  4. benjaminpg macrumors regular

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    It is pretty bad. You can essentially replace the dictionary and the suggestion lists with cocoAspell available at http://www-ciir.cs.umass.edu/~leouski/cocoaspell/.

    This helps with the words and with the suggestions, both of which are extremely lacking in Apple's implementation. However, it doesn't help with the various bugs in the check spelling as you type feature.

    I would highly recommend installing it. In fact I see no reason not to, as it is free :).
     
  5. Jays macrumors member

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    Re: Re: MacOS X spell corrector

    You can change the dictionary language without loging out, just right-click and choose Speling -> Speling... and then Dictionary there you can set what language to check.
     
  6. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I like a it lot. Just for checking my posts in Safari before I submit them in these forums. It cuts down on stupd carless errrors. :)
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: MacOS X spell corrector

    if you go into the international pane in sys preferences, you can add that groovy flag icon onto the menubar that lets you change languages in 2 clicks, instantly. don't be dissin the system when you don't bother to figure it out :p
     
  8. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    The flag doesn't let you change languages, it lets you change keyboard layouts. But I'm happy for the tip from Jays - I never noticed that before, and it's gonna save me lots of time. Thanks!
     

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