Spell Check Improvements Come To Chrome StableBy: Chris Crum - March 26, 2013
A month ago, Google announced Chrome 26 Beta with improved spell check capabilities as it refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check uses, and started supporting proper nouns. It also started supporting Korean, Tamil and Albanian.
Google announced the improvements to the stable release today.
“In addition, users who add custom words to the dictionary can now sync their settings to bring those changes to all the devices where they use Chrome,” says Google software engineer Rachel Petterson.
The ‘Ask Google for suggestions’ spell checking feature, powered by the same technologies used by Google search, now supports grammar checking, proper nouns, homonyms, and context-sensitive spell checking in English,” she adds.
Windows, Linux and Chrome OS users will get the enhancements in the coming weeks, as Google continues to work on Mac support.