spell check weirdness with the word "doesn't"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by obdave, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. obdave macrumors member

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    OK, so this have been driving me crazy. Every now and then I'll type an email, and the word doesn't sometimes gets flagged by the spell check. I thought maybe I was using the wrong apostrophe, but that's not it. I've tried typing doesnt and letting spell check correct it to doesn't . It will accept that, and then subsequent doesn'ts seem to be OK. This is mostly in Mail that I notice this behavior.

    Here's a little collection of doesn'ts for you.
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Yea, I find contraction can sometimes confuse the spell checker. I think I had a problem with "doesn't" before, but not currently in Firefox. I think Safari's spellchecker was the one that had more issues, but I generally just add the word when it annoys me.
     
  3. obdave thread starter macrumors member

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    It just did it again. I've had my Mac for over a year now and this never used to happen. I wonder if a spell check bug was introduced with one of the recent updates.

    I'm seeing it mostly in Mac mail, but doesn't the Mac use the same spell checker everywhere?
     

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  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Only the Cocoa (Safari, Mail, iWork, etc.) applications. Firefox implemented its own spellchecker that is kept separate from the OS.
     
  5. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    yeh it happens to me too. I'm bad about typing contractions without apostrophes in general. Just a texting mentality i guess.

    I notice that when i type arent that it does give me aren't as an option when i spell check it
     

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