Replacement for Apple's spell checker?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Quobobo, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Quobobo macrumors member

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    I was wondering if it's possible to somehow replace (or enhance) the built-in spell checker that comes with OSX. I absolutely hate the built-in one, it constantly picks out the most obvious things. It can't even recognize the date format Mail uses (like "25-Nov-04"), let alone things like line dividers made of * symbols, or URLs.

    Although, I just find it amusing that the Canadian dictionary doesn't contain such cutting-edge terms as "email". At least that's easily solved.
     
  2. macdaddy23 macrumors newbie

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    It's not like it makes you change the word. Just puts red dots under the word. I can't really see how that bothers you so much..
     
  3. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... and if it really bothers you THAT bad, you can just right-click the word and click "Learn Spelling"...
     
  4. Quobobo thread starter macrumors member

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    Great idea. I'll just do that for every URL possible, OK?

    In response to the other comment, sure, I can live with it, but I'd rather have it not pick out every URL/etc. when I spell check documents. Gets annoying quickly for anything of any length.
     

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