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Does anyone know a good spell- and grammer checker?

 
CADoerr
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on 12/12/2011

Hi!

Does anyone of you know a good spell and grammer checker? For my austrian mothertongue I use http://www.duden.de/ and as far as I know there is a site called http://www.paperrater.com/free_paper_grader but for my purpose it is not reliable enough as my englisch got rusty over the time :) and I do not want my articles to be taken offline too often because of my mistakes.

Yours,

Christian


English is my second language. If you spot a typo or something grammatically incorrect, please private message me with the correction.
chefkeem
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on 12/12/2011

Hey, Christian -

I use browser add-ons for spell checking. I don't use a grammar checker in English, but I could probably use one for my forgotten (native) German. Embarassed


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DrDarko
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on 12/13/2011

One of the best free spell, style and grammar checkers is http://www.afterthedeadline.com/

It works as a web browser plug-in or as a plug-in for Open Office Writer (free MS WOrd replacement). I have used it for almost a year and never experienced any difficulties.


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socialsocial
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on 12/13/2011

thanks for info on After the Dead. nice one.

CADoerr
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on 12/14/2011

 

chefkeem: 12. Dec 2011, 22:22

Hey, Christian -

I use browser add-ons for spell checking. I don't use a grammar checker in English, but I could probably use one for my forgotten (native) German. Embarassed

At least you're brave enough to publish something in German :). I still lack time to publish something in Englisch as it's quite hard me to write in Englisch. On suite101.com I burnt my fingers when ich tried it because it took me so much time to put an article together.

 

Well from 20.12. onwards I'll try it.


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chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

Nur Mut, Christian - your English is very good!  Smile


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chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

 

DrDarko: 13. Dec 2011, 05:55

One of the best free spell, style and grammar checkers is http://www.afterthedeadline.com/

It works as a web browser plug-in or as a plug-in for Open Office Writer (free MS WOrd replacement). I have used it for almost a year and never experienced any difficulties.

Just tried it as a Chrome extension and it works like a charm. Thanks for the tip, Doc!    

In our Wizzley editor, you must click on the tiny icon in the bottom right corner to activate the program. 


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DrDarko
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on 12/14/2011

 

chefkeem: 14. Dec 2011, 11:07

 Just tried it and it works like a charm. Thanks for the tip, Doc!   

You're welcome!

It would be nice if this open source software could be integrated with Wizzley's text editor...

 


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chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

Let's ask Simon...(Hasta la vista, baby....I'll be ba-ack!)


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chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

Hey Christian - try this as a Firefox or Chrome extension: http://www.afterthedeadline.com/

After you've set it up, click on the extension icon and select "options", then check "auto-detect language when proofreading". That way you always have an active spellchecker, no matter in what language you're writing.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

 

DrDarko: 14. Dec 2011, 11:10

 


It would be nice if this open source software could be integrated with Wizzley's text editor...

 

Simon is checking it out, Doc. Let's give him a couple days, or so.


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Simon
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on 12/14/2011

I just checked with After the Deadline: It is possible to integrate it into our text editor. However, using a spell checker add-on for your browser might be the better solution: It is much faster and it's available in any field on any website, not only inside our Wizzley editor. It's really convenient to have such a spell checker plugin installed. Whenever you write a comment or anything, it's there Smile

So, I'm not convinced installing a local spell checker into our editor is the way to go. But let's hear some voices: What do you think?


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DrDarko
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on 12/14/2011

Wow, you guys are really fast to respond! Wizzley rocks!

As for the plug-in vs embedded solution, my opinion is that while plug-in works always and is available whenever you need it, not many people are actually aware that it exists.

Also, all those nice people with Internet Explorer are forced to go without it.

My stats show that some 68% of Wizzley visitors are using Chrome or Firefox. The rest (32%) can not use the plug-in.

Personally, I am used to the plug-in. It was just an idea to improve the editor and help authors who are unaware of the plug-in or do not use Chrome or Firefox.


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chefkeem
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on 12/14/2011

These are good arguments, Doc. Doc Simon and Team Wizzley will discuss the issue during tomorrow's cross-Atlantic, international, weekly Wizzley conference.

Thanks for your brilliant suggestion. I'm having a blast with it. If it doesn't find any mistakes, that is.   


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Simon
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on 12/18/2011

Okay guys, we'll have an internal spell checker very soon - actually in a few days already Smile

Also, from now on, the internal spell checker of Google Chrome is working nicely inside the editor and our forum. We did have some issues with that, which are now solved.

Our upcoming spell checker will work on any browser without extension, also Internet Explorer. It won't be too fancy, to keep page load time and traffic as low as possible, but it'll do it's job Smile


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
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CADoerr
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on 12/18/2011

Thanks a lot your hints ATD-spellchecker thingie helped me a bit to get the article done. How to find the median . I hope to write my papers and essays for university in English in the future :). We'll see how it works out here on wizzley with me an my English knowledge.


English is my second language. If you spot a typo or something grammatically incorrect, please private message me with the correction.
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