Spell Checker Flaws - by Ashwin0

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ID 790190 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/14/2013 7:25:40 AM
Access Restriction Public



Thank you for opting to read this.

Please read the following in chronological and proper order so that you can completely understand what I want to convey.

Microsoft has included the advanced spell checker in the recent version of Internet Explorer.

I duly appreciate this spell checker and its features.

Now, I won't deny that it can be said to be one of the best spell checkers.

One of the special features is the auto correct which will correct minor spelling mistakes like an extra or missing letter which is excellent.

Consider two examples:

Note that the gaps are given else IE will correct the word.

The word w r o t e e will be corrected to wrote.

This is in the case of small length words.


abdce will be corrected to abcde but a long word will not. This is in the case of certain long words( I cannot think of any examples currently).


Secondly, technical words are marked as incorrect spelling.

For example the word trouble shooter is detected wrong and I have to write it like this in separate words.


Thirdly, this is what I just noticed that on adding an exe or another file extension, even wrong words are detected as correct which is perfectly fine as they are file names. But when the word after which the extension is added is pretty long then the spell checker does not accept it as a file name. Or, if the extension is added first and then the word or the extension is added after moving the text cursor from the word, then the same happens( spell checker does not accept it).


Fourthly,  another one that I just noticed while typing this, first letter capitalization( an important aspect of such high- end spell checkers) is not included.


What I want to know is, is there a way I can correct this( by making any changes if possible in the spell checker. I think this will need a highly skilled technician) or is it something that I can expect from Microsoft in latter versions of Internet Explorer?


Thank you for reading this and I hope someone can help me out.


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Posted by Microsoft on 7/19/2013 at 9:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

At this time, we will close out this issue as no-repro. If you have additional information that might help us with our investigation please reactivate, this feedback item and update it with the new information.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Microsoft on 6/20/2013 at 8:57 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will take your feedback into consideration in our ongoing efforts to improve Internet Explorer. Please note you have the ability to add words and these would not be identified as misspelled. But this addition will only affect the local system.
I have tested the examples that you have provided and I cannot repro what you are stating happens with the spell checker on any of your examples.

You can test the spellchecker at:

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team