Gary Varga (12/9/2015)
Ralph Hightower (12/9/2015)
...Her emails have many misspellings and grammatical errors...
Someone please point her to the option in her email client that enforces a spellcheck before sending!!!
You mean there's a decent spell checker available? I've never managed to find one. One that knows or example that both "center" and "centre" are OK but not both in the same message unless all occurrences of one are marked with quote symbols?
Does in accept "wedded" or "wed" or both?
How many errors does it signal for
1) So holp me Petault, it is not a miseffectual whyacinthinous riot of blots and blurs
2) Helpe me Cassius, or I sinke
3) But com thou Goddes fair and free, In Heav'n ycleap'd Euphrosyne
- there should be no errors, they are all perfectly good modern English used by the OED to illustrate meanings [(1) dates from 1939. (2) is early modern English (Shakespeare); (3) is by Milton, so in between the other two in date].
What will it do if someone quotes Chaucer (middle English)? Suely Chaucer should be OK? But I suspect it won't be.
Of course I don't expect a spell-checker to be able to handle Early Middle English (things like " Ich bi-tæche þe anne hængest godna and strongna") or any Old English or Anglo-Saxon that hasn't survived beyond the EME period or even early 14th century midle English. But anything from the mid-14th century onwrads should be recognised as OK. And I believe that there are no spelling checkers that can handle even modern modern (lets say 1815 and onwards) English, or even very modern (lets say last 100 years) English.