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Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2012, 13:58

The qwick brown fox jumpt over the layzi dog

Earlier in the week, typo's were being highlighted by the spellchecker, not now. Have you turned the facility off Doc or am I doing something wrong? Can't see anything in my control panel or in the edit box that will tun it on or off either.
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Doc » 29 Jan 2012, 14:34

I haven't changed anything that I'm aware of. I'll look into it.

Testing to see if the spell checker works: this is a badly speld word irisponsible

It seems to be working OK at my end
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2012, 15:10

badly speld word irisponsible

Same string does not highlight as anything wrong?
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Sorry about the small attachment, first time I have done it this way.
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Edit: It was working for me earlier in the week and can't see that I have changed things at this end. Will try on another machine
and in a different browser and report.
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Doc » 29 Jan 2012, 15:19

Mmmm I'm scratchin my head here, I haven't seen any settings I can change in the admin panel, maybe i have to look deeper, it sounds like a permission setting, Whilst I am typing it is highlighting the scratchin as a misspelt word, so it is working has it should at this end.

Anyone else having the same trouble with the spellchecker or is it just panbiker?
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2012, 15:29

Interesting Doc, same machine different browser (Chrome), works O.K.
Will have a poke around in my Firefox settings and see if there is anything obvious.
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Edit in Firefox on a different machine and the spell checker works here OK as well.

Definitely my FF on my laptop (same versions on each, must be something in the settings).
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Post by Callunna » 29 Jan 2012, 15:31

Aye thart reight, Ian. Tint doin nowt fer me niether.
Oh, tha’s just nipped in theer wi anuther post.
I use a cider press to see tinterweb (ie Apple’s Safari) I’ll try Firefox in a second...

PAUSE WHILE DIFFERENT BROWSER LOADS
Reight, narthen this 'ere's Firefox an it's going mad wit red dots!
Spellchecker likes Firefox but not Safari - both on an Apple Mac.

So it looks like it's a browser thing rather than individual settings?
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2012, 15:34

Trust Cally to bugger the theory up, mind you she is using one of them apple things I believe :wink:
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Doc » 29 Jan 2012, 15:51

I have just checked the specs on the software. The actual Forum Software does NOT have a built in Spell Checker, but what it does do is send an instruction to your browser (Multiple Browsers) to activate your browsers built-in spell checker with the Setting for the dictionary to use of "British-English".
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2012, 16:33

Thanks for that Doc. I checked my add ons and plug-ins in the FF browser on my laptop, some needed updating (done).

Turned out to be the browser spell checker extension which had been turned off, must have been done automatically as I certainly have not touched it. It was flagged as update available but disabled with no warning. Updated and re-enabled - Sorted.
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Tizer » 04 Feb 2012, 12:00

I'm pleased to say the spellchecker has been working for me in Firefox on Ubuntu Linux and it's brilliant to have one because I'm always making typos when I write in forums but I don't like posting spelling mistakes. Once an editor, always an editor! Which reminds me, I must try out this new-fangled editor thingy....oooh, I've just noticed, the Firefox spellchecker has underlined the word `reminds' and wants me to change it to two words, `re minds'!

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Re: Spellchecker

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\Works well for me on Google Chrome. Nolic
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Wendyf » 05 Feb 2012, 08:55

I'm using Google Chrome too and the spell checker works for me except for wanting me to be American. Neighbor, center etc

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Post by Doc » 05 Feb 2012, 13:20

wendyf wrote:I'm using Google Chrome too and the spell checker works for me except for wanting me to be American. Neighbor, center etc
Wendy, your browser is using an american dictionary, to change to a British one do the following:

Click on the spanner icon (top right) in your Google Chrome browser then select Options, then select Under The Bonnet a page will appear, in the second section of the page Web Content there is a button labelled Languages and Spell Checker Options, click on this and select British English for your preferred Language and Spell Checker. Close the tab once you have finished and that's it your done.
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by PanBiker » 05 Feb 2012, 13:35

Tizer wrote:Which reminds me, I must try out this new-fangled editor thingy....oooh, I've just noticed, the Firefox spellchecker has underlined the word `reminds' and wants me to change it to two words, `re minds'!
I use Firefox and my dictionary does not query the word reminds. For those that don't know, you can change the dictionary you use in Firefox via the Tools and Add-ons option, the dictionary can then be found in Extensions.

I'm using British English Dictionary 1.19.1 developed by Mark Tyndall and is available here: British English Dictionary
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Re: Spellchecker

Post by Wendyf » 05 Feb 2012, 13:38

Thanks for that Doc, but I don't seem to be able to do it. I get the message "Google Chrome cannot be displayed in this language" & "This language cannot be used for spell checking".
Ah! I lied, I have found it now :smile:

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