Sunday, 6 February 2005

Spell Checking

Blogger offers a spell checker that you can run before you post. However, it sometimes makes weird suggestions when it finds a word it doesn't know. In particular, it is incapable of recognising words that are missing letters. For instance, in the previous post, I had forgotten the 'r' in 'strength', thus writing 'stength'. The only suggestion the Blogger spell checker came up with was 'Satanist'. How it found that, I don't know. I would have expected it to suggest 'strength' and 'stench' for instance, but definitely not 'Satanist' and definitely not as the one and only suggestion. Interestingly enough, it also doesn't know about the words 'Blogger', 'Google', 'blog' and 'weblog'.

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