Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foreign language spell-checking?

I have been writing a bit of French and Swedish lately, using Apple's TextEdit and Microsoft's Word and Outlook.  I've found that TextEdit will correct my French and that Microsoft's software corrects both.

For example, I deliberately typed "Je ne peut pass écrir français bein" and it corrected my text to "Je ne peut pas écrire français bien."  In fact I had to un-correct the first phrase.

I still have to look up words and grammar, but a lot less than a few years ago.

Oops!  Le spell-checker n'est pas parfait.  "Je ne peux pas écrire français bien" est correcte.  (2011-03-29)