Chapter 7: Spellchecking

There is not a writer in the world who has never made a spelling mistake, not to mention other types of mistakes that happen in writing. This chapter deals with spellcheckers, that is, with tools that help people spot and correct spelling mistakes. We will explain how you can add a spellchecker to the software in which you do your writing, how spellcheckers work in general, and how to know when you can trust them and when not.

You can read the chapter in Irish in the printed book »

Chapter contents

  • What spellcheckers do
  • Using a spellchecker in a word processor
  • Using a spellchecker in a web browser
  • Problems with spellcheckers
    • Syntax problems
    • Meaning problems
    • Dictionary gaps
    • Morphological problems
Book cover
An Ríomhaire Ilteangach
Michal Boleslav Měchura
145 pages
Cois Life 2017
ISBN 978-1-907494-70-3
Note. Although this website is bilingual in Irish and English, the book itself is in Irish only.