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    I do at least half of my Avalon'ing from work. So I do at least half of my Avalon'ing from my smart phone. As far as I know, all smart phones have some version of autocorrect. I have a Samsung S6, and if I misspell a word it will either:

    A) Correct it automatically to the proper spelling

    B) Turn the word into whatever word it determines I'm trying to spell, which isn't the word I intended.

    C) Leave my word alone, but give me 2 other options that my misspelling may be attempting to represent, and a third option (a check mark) that confirms that my word is the way I want it if I select it.

    When I'm on my laptop and I misspell a word on Avalon, the misspelling is underlined by a squiggly red line. It's not corrected automatically, but it lets me know a correction is required.

    My question for the forum:
    While posting, is everybody getting some sort of prompt when a spelling error occurs?

    I'm very curious.
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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    Fer shur. Iff I messpell a wurd it gets underlined with red dots thaaaat only shew up in my reply box. Not the actual post.
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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    Not always.
    It does on my computer. But depends on the options I've checked.
    Being a non native English language user(just corrected english to have a capitol letter, leaving this one red) I have to remember downloading and installing appropiate language pack's, dictionaries etc.
    Also choose if I want english(us) or english(gb) or some other english flavor.

    I usually have autocorrect (why is this word red underlined? Mike uses it like this in his post above?) disabled on my phone. It drives me crazy..
    and never get's as funny as these

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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    When using either Firefox or Safari web browser on a desktop Mac:
    If I misspell Giza as Geza there is a red underline.

    When using my iPhone:
    If I misspell Giza as Geza there is no a red underline.
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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    Quote Posted by Catsquotl (here)
    I usually have autocorrect (why is this word red underlined? Mike uses it like this in his post above?)
    Yeah I got the squiggly red line on that one too I was forced to 'google' it. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/autocorrect

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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    I do at least half of my Avalon'ing from work. So I do at least half of my Avalon'ing from my smart phone. As far as I know, all smart phones have some version of autocorrect. I have a Samsung S6, and if I misspell a word it will either:

    A) Correct it automatically to the proper spelling

    B) Turn the word into whatever word it determines I'm trying to spell, which isn't the word I intended.

    C) Leave my word alone, but give me 2 other options that my misspelling may be attempting to represent, and a third option (a check mark) that confirms that my word is the way I want it if I select it.

    When I'm on my laptop and I misspell a word on Avalon, the misspelling is underlined by a squiggly red line. It's not corrected automatically, but it lets me know a correction is required.

    My question for the forum:
    While posting, is everybody getting some sort of prompt when a spelling error occurs?

    I'm very curious.
    I took off the autocorrect on my smartphone, it would mix French and English, while typing in English it would presume it is a French word and vice versa. You would not believe the weird texts some recipients received.

    On my computer, In installed Grammarly for English, sometimes it works, sometimes it just show nothing, I do not know why. Maybe it is mixed up in between languages again???
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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    My iPad has autocorrect. But sometimes it is annoying.

    It will change words, usually names that I spell correctly, to words that are incorrect. Then I have to go back and correct them!

    Also, I may want to use the possessive form of its, and it will go and put an apostrophe in, and then I have to correct it.

    Anyway, sometimes it does the correcting, and sometimes I have to correct it, or wind up with an error if I do not catch it.

    My laptop is like yours, if I remember correctly. I don't use it much, so upon reflection, I would have to go back and test it to confirm that. Pretty sure, though.

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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    When replying to a post on a thread here I may get a red squiggly line. Fortunately my English grammar is pretty sound so it doesn't happen that often, and, I don't use a smartphone, or predictive text on my old-ish brick, so it forces the issue for me to get it right.

    And then there's the dreaded 'of'. I wish folk would desist from using 'of' in place of apostrophe ve ('ve). It's a shocker, and seems to be pandemic. There's also 'off of' which actually doesn't really mean anything. There's no need to use 'of'. For example: you can throw yourself off, or from a cliff, not off of a cliff!

    Apologies but it is a major bugbear of mine, that.
    One squiggly line here in my response - old-ish.
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    I think its browser or add-on specific - but it seems most browsers do it now? I find I'm often having to look up words that I got the red squiggly on - they are usually real words, but the spellchecker doesn't think so. Argute, for example ... not that I'd ever use that specific word.
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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    I post on my phone regularly.Tested it on my phone. OnePlus 5X, with Google Keyboard. No underlining of misspelled words in Avalon itself. I temporarily disabled autocorrect to test it, as otherwise, autocorect kicks in for me.

    Spelling prompts on cell phones are the result of your keyboard of choice (this is only applicable to Android users). As far as I am aware, your OS or phone model will not impact this.

    Downloading another keyboard may fix any issue you have. I recommend Fleksy. It's free, and you can change literally everything. And I mean everything.

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    I'll answer the question too (this is an interesting thread! ) — I only use Firefox on Mac. I have no tablet or smartphone.

    I always get a red dotted line under any word the computer dictionary doesn't recognize. (Although I'm English English, I gave in a long time ago and set my computer language preferences to American English. )

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    An anecdote (which I always remember!) ...a warning against spellcheckers. Read this one carefully.

    A true story from the Human Resources (Personnel) Department of a company I consulted for once. A memo went out:
    " [ ....... ], and we recommend that this person should not be retained."
    It was a typo. The INTENDED message was
    "...we recommend that this person should not be retrained."
    The poor guy in question nearly lost his job. The memo perfectly passed the spellcheck test! Fortunately, the mistake was caught... by a human being actually reading it carefully for a second time, the following day.

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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    While posting, is everybody getting some sort of prompt when a spelling error occurs?
    Nope.

    I have no spellcheckers [on].

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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    All the devices I use (phone, tablet, desktop) have spellcheckers on automatically. I love spellcheckers. In the days before spellcheckers it was hard to know when a word was spelt wrong. So glad to have the squiggle

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    Default Re: Spelling Prompts

    My Android smart phone doesn't show a squiggly line when mis-spelling but suggest German words.
    Thus I prefer typing on my computer with English spell check in place.
    But I always review my text.
    Sometimes I catch a mistake after posting.
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    Don't have any spell-checker on PC. Sometimes I make mistakes, usually caught on re-reading. If a word doesn't look right I can type it in search box and usually get the correct spelling, or find it was right and still doesn't look right.

    They annoy me actually.

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    Yes, I get the red line. I finally pulled a dictionary out and keep it nearby, but sometimes ignore the misspellings and I see now that was the wrong thing to do.

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    Quote Posted by Ewan (here)
    Don't have any spell-checker on PC. Sometimes I make mistakes, usually caught on re-reading. If a word doesn't look right I can type it in search box and usually get the correct spelling, or find it was right and still doesn't look right.

    They annoy me actually.
    A spellchecker would come with the "program" one is typing with: it could either be some MS-word, Open Office, etc... or the browser one uses.

    I use Firefox and when typing in this edit/post box, the wavy line would appear underneath either misspelled words or unknown words (not listed in the add-on language dictionary), but, that wavy line would only appear if the "Check Spelling" option is checked/activated in the "Options" for the browser or in the popup menu that appears when right-clicking within the text/edit/post/compose box.

    In that same popup menu there is also a "Language" option where I switch between English (US) and French (Classic) since I have the latter installed for the browser as an add-on in the browser's option menu...

    When right-clicking on a red, wavy underlined word, a number of options are suggested as well as an "Add to Dictionary" option if the word is not incorporated in the installed dictionary and one is certain it is spelled/spelt correctly.

    Hope this will enrich some members' posting experience

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

    http://www.dictionary.com/

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/
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    I don't get any red wavy lines or other prompts for mispelled words, grammar or anything. I always wished there was such a feature. Herve, where on earth is this?

    I'm using Firefox on a desktop PC. In browser options, I have the 'spelling as you type' checked on - but this does not work for me on Avalon.
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    Am thankful I had good English teachers!! As I told my children while they were in school....there is no reason NOT to get a 100% in "Spelling"!!

    I DO notice red lines under words the program is not familiar with, like Morrisville!
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