February 26th, 2013
Today’s Chrome Beta release brings improved spell checking to the browser. To start, we’ve refreshed the dictionaries for Chrome’s default spell checker, and have added support for Korean, Tamil and Albanian. Users who sync their settings will also notice their custom dictionary gets shared across devices now, so you won’t need to teach that new Chromebook how to spell your name.
Furthermore, for users who have enabled the “Ask Google for suggestions” spell check feature, we’re now rolling out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English, powered by the same technologies used by Google search. Support for additional languages is on the way.
The new spell checking engine – which is also available in Google Docs – even understands proper nouns like “Justin Bieber” and “Skrillex,” so if you’re wondering how many Ns there are in Dananananaykroyd, worry no more (there are four).
Users on Windows, Linux and Chrome OS will receive these enhancements in the coming weeks (Mac support coming soon).
Give the newest Chrome Beta a spin and get back to writing that brilliant screenplay you’re working on.
Posted by Rachel Petterson, Software Engineer and Savvy Speller