Spell-checking done right

A short while ago, I wrote a post about the way Entourage deals with spell-checking (especially for people like me who write in more than one language). As I was trying to gather some information on the subject, several people mentioned Antidote from Druide Informatique.

Even though this application is specifically for French, I thought it would illustrate well what can be done with a spell-checker and now, even third party apps can integrate in . . .

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Badd badd Speling

I am NOT a happy camper!!! There are a great deal of things I love in Entourage, but the spell-checker implementation really needs some work. I suspect that for most people who use Entourage in one language and one language only, it’s OK, but for people like me who often send e-mails in more than one language, or for people writing in languages not natively supported, it’s a real pain. It’s not even in par with the one in Word. This is an area of Entourage that clearly didn’t get as much attention as it should have. Here is a (short) list of things that I really really would like to see improved in Entourage:

  • limited number of languages supported
  • you can select only one custom dictionary
  • you need a zillion clicks to switch between dictionaries
  • you can’t set the default language associated with a specific account

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