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The new stable version of Chrome, 26.0.1410.43 m for those of you still counting, has baked in the spell check tech The Chocolate Factory uses when you type in its search dialog. The results, depicted below, add an “ask Google for suggestions” option. Google’s blog announcing the feature shows that feature helping to explain …

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Candidate for a Pullet Surprise

by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar

I have a spelling checker,

It came with my PC.

It plane lee marks four my revue

Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,

Your sure reel glad two no.

Its vary polished in it's weigh.

My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing,

It freeze yew lodes of thyme.

It helps me right awl stiles two reed,

And aides me when eye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen

Eye trussed too bee a joule.

The checker pours o'er every word

To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling checker's

Hour spelling mite decline,

And if we're lacks oar have a laps,

We wood bee maid too wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling

Is checked with such grate flare,

Their are know fault's with in my cite,

Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,

It does knot bring a tier.

My pay purrs awl due glad den

With wrapped word's fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet

Of witch won should bee proud,

And wee mussed dew the best wee can,

Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays

Such soft wear four pea seas,

And why eye brake in two averse

Buy righting want too pleas.

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Language is Cruel

Krwelti Tw Children

A FROLLICK, by Allan M. Laing

Mai hart is sad for littel wunz

Hw wend dhair uai tw skwl

Tw lern dhe Inglish speling uith

Itz total lak ov rwl.

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Headmaster

Butt Shirley...

I have a spelling chequer,

It came with my Pea Sea....

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To be fair its spelling and grammar are probably far better than mine :)

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Big Brother

Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net

And it funnels all your posts to Google, complete with your Googly ID if you're logged in.

I'm shocked, I really am.

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JDX
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Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net

A web browser needs an internet connection? Whatever next....

It's almost as bad as The Register - everytime I post a comment those bastards store it on their server.

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Boffin

Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net

Cloudy spell check isn't so good if you're on the train is it?

And I'd rather not have Google suck my e-mail or my credit card number into their cloud, thanking you.

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Meh

Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net @ Dan 55

Then just don't use Chrome! If you are really this paranoid about Google then you're certainly not using any of their other services like search, Gmail or Drive are you? If this is the case then this has absolutely no effect on you and makes your posts ultimately pointless.

Firefox and Opera have had multiple spell check add-ons for donkey's years, use them instead. They both also have an offline mode so you can continue to do your web-browsing without an internet connection.

I fed the troll and I liked it.

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Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net @ Dan 55

You mean you'd happily let an organisation which has nothing to do with the services you use have a copy of everything you send to those services? If you wouldn't let MS or Apple or the government, why would you let Google?

Troll, moi?

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Anonymous Coward

@JDC That's one of the worst comparisons I have seen for a while.

No, a browser does not need an Internet connection to function. You could use a browser to do a number of things on an offline PC. To get the most out of a browser you need an Internet connection though.

To get the most out of major desktop OSs you need an Internet connection too. Would it be justified for them to upload all your keystrokes?

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Anonymous Coward

Amusingly that was supposed to be @JDX. Alas I have a phone

keyboard and fat fingers.

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Holmes

Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net

>"And it funnels all your posts to Google, complete with your Googly ID if you're logged in. I'm shocked, I really am."

Dan - did you really log into your el Reg account and accept their tracking cookie to post this comment?

I'm shocked, I really am.

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FAIL

Re: Oh look, it needs a constant connection to the net

I know the shadow of Vulture Towers is long but I don't think it extends to being the de-facto monopoly search engine and Internet advertising network.

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Headmaster

One certainly hopes that it has stopped suggesting "alot" as a correction for "a lot".

Accepting the wisdom of a few million pounders upon keyboard without filtering the results through a dictionary first -- not always the best life choice.

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Meh

re: alot

It gets worse.

'Prolly' is in the Oxford Dictionary online. Good old Cambridge still holding out though.

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Joke

Chrom?

Annie fule kno dat IE6 is 4 winnarz

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Happy

Do we expect too much

There is still a difference between checking a word and trying to check a sentence. In other words "its" is a good as "it's". At least my spellchecker does not blush with "its Sunday to day". And I don't expect it either.

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Boffin

Dew knot putt...

... awl yore trussed inn spill chequers...

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>"The Reg’s sub-editorial corps"

LOL. I see what you did there!

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