Google announced Chrome 26 Beta today, with improved spell check capabilities. Google has refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check users, and it now supports proper nouns as well as Korean, Tamil and Albanian.
“Users who sync their settings will also notice their custom dictionary gets shared across devices now, so you won’t need to teach that new Chromebook how to spell your name,” says software engineer Rachel Petterson. “Furthermore, for users who have enabled the ‘Ask Google for suggestions’ spell check feature, we’re now rolling out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English, powered by the same technologies used by Google search. Support for additional languages is on the way.”
Google is pushing the update to users on Windows, Linux and Chrome OS in the coming weeks. Mac support will be on the way soon.
The browser update also have a bunch of new bells and whistles for developers, as discussed in this post on the Chromium blog.