---- Is Google "Americanising" spelling on the web?
BigDave - 4:57 am on Mar 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
Sorry, but this is unacceptable view.
Unfortunately for you, it is the correct view. It is correct because that is what they do.
Just because it's not their major service, it does not mean that it has to be half-assed. They sure have the workpower (and I hope brains) to fix something as simple as using the correct dictionary with the correct domain.
But there is your problem. Have you considered the possiblity that they aren't even using *any* dictionary? They are using a list of words on the internet and words people have searched for, then suggesting similarly spelled words. I've gotten suggestings for words that aren't in any dictionary that I know of, including proper names.
And yes, it is a spell check, as they dont give you these type of suggestions if you put the correct word. If it was just suggestions, then when you type "rumors" Google would say "Did you mean gossip?"
No, it is not a spell check. You may use it as such, but that doesn't make it so. Their suggestions are based on spelling, but they are not correcting spelling.
[edited by: tedster at 2:18 am (utc) on Mar. 9, 2007]