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Old September 29, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Spelling checker when writing a message

As I write words in English, some of them, although correctly spelt, are underlined in red. Sometimes the underline disappears, sometimes not. However, this doesn't happen when I do it in Spanish. So I think there must be a Spanish spelling checker "somewhere". Is it that true? Would it be possible to change to an English spelling checker?
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Old September 29, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Which application are you talking about? (What program are you using while typing?)
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Old September 29, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Sorry? I just type in Reply a Thread . I use Linux. From your answer I assume there is something in my computer that I have to change. I though if could be something that could be easily changed in the Forums, like the language.
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As I write words in English, some of them, although correctly spelt, are underlined in red. Sometimes the underline disappears, sometimes not. However, this doesn't happen when I do it in Spanish. So I think there must be a Spanish spelling checker "somewhere". Is it that true? Would it be possible to change to an English spelling checker?
The English spell check can be configured to recognise British English or American English. This can also cause confusion among native English speakers.Further problems occur with English which is a very non-phonetic language (unlike Spanish) The same sound in English can often be spelled in several ways. This poem illustrates my point.

Owed tomb icon pewter

Eye halve a spell ling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plane lea marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a quay and type award
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the air or rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
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Old September 29, 2011, 04:07 PM
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What is your browser? The spell-checker is most likely an add-on to your browser. There is no spell-checker in the forums.

When you figure out what your spell-checker is, you can probably set it to the correct speller for your area (which looks like BrE, from the way you spelled things).

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I'd always seen the icon on top of message editor here in the forums, but never used it.

I just clicked on it and I get this message:

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ieSpell is a spell-checking tool for Internet Explorer.

If you would like to download ieSpell, click OK; otherwise click Cancel.

ieSpell can be downloaded from http...
I wonder if this is a part of the forums actually...
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Old September 29, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Downloading ieSpell is a way to get spell-checking. It's a free add-on to IE (Internet Explorer). It'll spell-check any text entered in any website, not just here in the forums. The OP has either downloaded this spell-checker, or he has another add-on.
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Old September 30, 2011, 10:32 AM
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I've got it . I use Mozilla Firefox. My Mozilla is in Spanish and this must be the cause of the problem. I found a spelling checker (SpellBound) that can be installed as one of the Mozilla's complements. Then I can select BrE, AmE or even Australian English. And, for the moment, it works!
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Old September 30, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Thanks!

I mean thanks for the explanations, nor just for the "great".
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