Oodles of improvements to Chrome’s spell checking

March 26th, 2013

Another stable release of Chrome arrives today, bringing you improved spell checking in the browser. We’ve refreshed the dictionaries for all languages, and users who speak Korean, Tamil, or Albanian will appreciate that we’ve added support for those languages, too. In addition, users who add custom words to the dictionary can now sync their settings to bring those changes to all the devices where they use Chrome.

The “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking feature, powered by the same technologies used by Google search, now supports grammar checking, proper nouns, homonyms, and context-sensitive spell checking in English. This means that you can now enjoy corrections like the following:

Users on Windows, Linux and Chrome OS will receive these enhancements in the coming weeks (we’re still working on Mac support).

If you haven’t used Chrome yet, give it a try today.

Posted by Rachel Petterson, Software Engineer and Miss Spelling