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Google releases updated version of Chrome with improvements to spell checking

Google improves Chrome's spell checker, can now "ask Google for suggestions"

By: Trace Hagan from Mar 26, 2013 @ 15:03 CDT

Like a machine, Google has pushed out another stable build of Chrome. This latest stable version of Chrome brings with it numerous improvements for spell checking. Some of the spell checking improvements are quite impressive, such as the ability to sync spell checking settings across all versions of Chrome.


The latest Chrome features a refreshed spell checking dictionary for all languages supported by Chrome. Chrome's spell checker now supports Korean, Tamil, and Albanian. Even more interesting is Chrome's ability to sync your dictionary across all the devices you use Chrome on. This means custom words added to your desktop version will be available on other installations.

Google Chrome will now allow the spell checker to "ask Google for suggestions." This new feature makes use of the same spell checker used by Google search. This means that Chrome now supports grammar checking, proper nouns, homonyms, and context-sensitive spell checking in English.

The new spell checking improvements are available on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. Mac support is in the works.


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