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Love British spelling. Thank you.
Great add-on, thank you for this.
Excellent plug in. Thank you for all your hard work.
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Thank you for maintaining and updating this educative extension! Working perfectly in Pale Moon.
There is still a long way to go, I believe, but as long as I live I will keep on improving it.
Starting on 2-DEC I will continue adding possessives to proper names, as I have only fixed the missing ones in the letters A-G... thousands missing I believe.
Always remember that if you or anyone find any missing words that exist in the Oxford/Collins dictionaries, just send me an e-mail for analysis.
To enable, right-click in a text box, select "Languages", then "English (United Kingdom)".
What's/Where's a "text box"?
Why do I need a dictionary to be able to understand how to use your dictionary.
Found it. This must be a text box because the Languages option has just shown up.
The detailed instructions on how to install/use are explained in:
(there was a link in the add-on description to it)
Could you please increase the stars since you missed the link above and I have spent full days adding words to it and also writing the FAQ/instructions?
I have just improved the add-on text to match your suggestion:
"To enable, right-click in an editable text area, select "Languages" → "English (United Kingdom)"."
Is this easier to understand now?
Correction on spellings when typing word
Great little dictionary - user friendly.
The dictionary does not actively correct spelling while it is being typed and does not check grammar. Other than that it is a decent spell checker but only servers a purpose when Firefox's built in spell checker does not work for some reason.
What you ask for, "actively correct spelling" and "grammar check", are not possible with Mozilla spellers.
For that you need Microsoft Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer, because they have an option called "autocorrect" which allows to replace words automatically (I am working on it for LibreOffice in Portuguese).
The best you can do is to use LanguageTool with Firefox:
Notice that the add-on for Thunderbird is kind of unmaintained.
Also, have in attention that my GB speller is the official one for Mozilla:
I am not sure if they are shipping it with the software though, which means that you probably have it built-in without knowing.
finally it’s working in Nightly too!
It’s really a cool extension for a Grammar Nazi like me, I wouldn’t want to be caught writing typos or something :)
Thank you Marco for your work!
Thank you for your comment.
One of the difficulties I was facing was the possessive forms in proper names (I was only adding them if found on Wikipedia).
After someone opened a ticket in LibreOffice's Bugzilla, I had a conversation with a LO developer and he said that all proper names accept possessive.
A few days ago I have improved my tool "Proofing Tool GUI" and in the next months I will work on the possessive forms.
There is still a long way to go but we will get there.
Uncomfortable whenever you see US spellings for a word? Then this is the best possible option you (at least on Firefox that is)
Cheers Marco, keep up the great work :D
This is one of the first things I install when setting up a new Firefox profile.
I have FF Developer Edition 52 and this spell checker was the only one that worked. Well done.
Was a ton of help, it teaches me on a passive level about the minute differences in US and British English.
I'm not a native English speaker but do need to communicate a lot with so many other people by writing in English here on the Internet, so this little tool has been one of my favourites of all time.
Thank you for this precious work.
The current version of the speller still hasn't been approved by LibreOffice for V5.3:
The "problem" is that it has gone beyond MS Office and Apple and it accepts tons of words that don't appear in MS/Apple.
On Monday I will try to annoy the LibreOffice guys on IRC.
The very beautiful add for the don´t speak English like me, isn't it.
Perfect especially as the other British Dictionary has many missing words which I had to add manually. This one just works out of the box and it's great someone is actively working on it. Now all we need is an addon which corrects the US English on webpages to British English.
Thanks, my friend.
I always struggle hard to do my best.
Sometimes I am slow at doing something (like my PhD project and thesis) but I get the work done.
According to my estimations, I will have the PhD software coded in November. Then, I need to finish writing the 300+ pages of the thesis which will be evaluated by my Professor and then translated to English since only two months ago I was told that the arguer will be an American Scientist (who can't read Portuguese).
The university will take months to approve the project+thesis which means that the defence will only happen in 2017.
After I have the course done I will dedicate even more time to this and other projects I am involved on. I have big plans for open-source projects. I am becoming an open-source activist.
Does exactly what it says on the tin
Regardless of what I wrote I want to thank you and your family for taking care of all those poor animals. It is a proof of gold heart and wise mind. Thank you very much.
If this work is yours and my information was wrong I want to thank you also for your time spend on it. It is very good and it is big challenge to write dictionary in foreign language, even if you know it well.
My version of the GB speller has over 22'000 new words compared to the one supplied by Mark Tyndall.
I grabbed his version around three years ago and started adding/fixing/deleting words.
That is why it is called a "fork".
If you look at Mark Tyndall's version, you will see that in ten years he only updated it three times, and his updates were only to increase the compatibility version number with FF/TB.
I noticed in your previous review that you have read my homepage. I don't hide it from people. I have taken a military masters and was the first civilian to finish it in my country. I have sent my CV to the Portuguese Intelligence Agencies but they never replied and I believe it was because of my site.
If you were reading my homepage, please read:
So glad to see someone is working on the British English spellchecking dictionary etc again. Much appreciated.
Excellent so far. Works as described.
Thanks for your hard work..