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  Why does my spell checker not work on this site?

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This is the single site where my spell checker does not let me know on time how bad my English is.

Also, I often have to refresh to see the equations in Latex format.

Not a big deal, just suggestions to improve this site.

asked May 2, 2014 in Feature Request by drake (885 points) [ no revision ]
recategorized May 2, 2014 by dimension10

3 Answers

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@drake @dimension10 The spell-checker should work now.

answered May 2, 2014 by polarkernel (0 points) [ no revision ]


Thanks! It does work now.

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The reason is that the editor is not actually a text area. At least I don't personally use Chrome (or any other browser)'s spell-checker (which is why if you see my comments on the TRF thread about the need for a new site, you'll see I had terrible spelling, since my spelling gets affected when I get angry with SE/Wikipedia) it may be a good idea to have an inbuilt spell-checker. I remember seeing a plugin for this...  

answered May 2, 2014 by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 2, 2014 by dimension10

Thanks. And about the latex issue, do you have any idea? Does this also happen to you?

@drake I didn't really understand what you mean about the LaTeX issue.

  • Where did you notice this bug? In the post editor or on question pages?
  • Did you notice this bug when using the \TeX button or with dollar signs?
  • What did you have to refresh? Your browser or the editor?
  • Does this bug always occur, or only once in a while?
  • What browser are you using?
  • Do you have javascript enabled?

If your answers are 2212xy, then this bug is known. 

questions pages, don't know, browser, nearly always, safari, yes

@drake The LaTeX bug is now fixed, see here.

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Ah, I see, the spell-checker can actually be enabled; see this thread on the Q2A meta: Feature Request: Easy fix, add spell check to WYSIWYG editor in the next core update? @polarkernel Could you please implement the change suggested there? 

answered May 2, 2014 by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ no revision ]

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