I have seen several types of spell check in programs, but by far the PFF is the worst. This thing comes up with some of the most bizarre stuff. And forget backspace, you have to retype the entire word if you make a mistake or it will just complete your "best estimate" with a foreign language of some type. Rant over, carry on.
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But Even Current Word Processors have problem for spell, grammar or both. Worse for writing Tech doc's and doesn't have many words/rules for whatever the topic you right for. MS Word can be bad but Open Office and related are often far worse for this, not even as good as Word Perfect 5x for PC DOS many years ago.
Dragon's Natural Speaking is crap for most Tech doc's too. You have to waste time, often many hours, to add "words" to the database. (Most Voice tools for all phones etc are Dragon's software even tho market's hind the fact.) Screen readers have problems too but better most spell checkers.
------------------ Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. (Jurassic Park)
Download Grammarly. It underlines the misspelled word and when you place your cursor on it, it gives a popup with a replacement word. Just click on that word and it's inserted. Corrects punctuation errors, too. That program is very badly needed for some of our members.
Originally posted by Rickady88GT: Sorry, I should have said auto correct.
Same problem and not a part of PFF. Most Auto Correct, AKA Predictive Typing, in phones tablets etc have same "dictionaries" as Open Office etc or from Dragon and other paid databases that have big problems. Many have to shut off this in MS Word too when writing Tech and other Specialty doc's.
More important to many... Many devices w/ Spell Check, AC, PT "Call Home" enough data to 1 or more companies to be a real security problem for a lot of people and have no clue the devices does this. Nearly Anything w/ Dragon software does this including Many Phones, Tablets and even IoT "toys" for kids. Default for Dragon and others even for your PC is to Call Home every week or more with all added words etc and these companies won't tell what data collecting etc.
My wife installed Grammarly on this laptop because she was slightly dyslexic. She would leave out words or letters but in her mind, they were there when she proofread her text. She frequently had to correspond with various medical groups and insurances regarding her health and she always wanted it to look proper.
I never installed it on my PC. Having been in the graphics industry for so many years, everything had to be proofread and I learned much more about grammar and punctuation than I ever learned in school. Still, in my second sentence of the first paragraph, Grammarly reminded me that there should be a comma after "mind".
In years past, I remember some members who were chided because they didn't use capitalization, punctuation, and frequently used synonyms for words like they're, too, hear, etc. It would have made their writings much more understandable and fluid had the program been around at that time.
Oddly enough, Fats, that Grammarly didn't catch the misspelling of its own name.
[This message has been edited by fierofool (edited 12-06-2018).]