Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings
Please use this page to discuss the way the spell checker (which is a "special" page that doesn't have its own talk page) works.
To discuss spellings, spelling policy, etc. please use Wikitravel_talk:Spelling - thanks.
several sections have been moved from here to Wikitravel_talk:Spelling
 Highlight/preview suggestion/question
Any way by which Wiki can highlight such common mistakes, by a diffrent color in the preview mode, so that it can be caught easily? Srijith 22:49, 9 Jan 2004 (EST)
 Spelling Error Qualifiers (...)
I felt that the spelling list - as it stood - was rather uninformative about the reason for the mispelling appearing, so I added a note like: (american spelling). It appears to work only if the plain text is added, wikification does not appear to work. I hope this helps with spelling since I use New Zealand English and think the american spellings look wrong; so the explanatory note makes it clear why the spelling error has been detected. -- Huttite 05:35, 8 Apr 2004 (EDT)
 Don't check construct
There are a number of places where a word appears to be misspelled but isn't e.g. the name of a hotel called Acomodation Inn. This is its actual name, not a misspelling. We need a construct e.g. <nospellcheck> ... </nospellcheck> which can be put around the words so they don't appear in the list. --Nzpcmad 13:54, 10 Mar 2005 (EST)
- Is the construct suggested above possible?
- There needs to be an option to either use or else to ignore the construct when requesting the "Pages with misspellings" maintenance page.
- Perhaps a spelling checker option that checked only plain text vs checking all text? Thus you could do a check that ignored all highlighted, italic, bolded, or linked text. This option would allw you to screen out the formal names by highlighting them in some way. Just a thought as a feature request. - Huttite 01:53, 25 Dec 2005 (EST)
 Spell checker - moved or broken?
The "See the spell checker for pages which contain the following misspellings:" link no longer works.
Spell checker is also missing from Special:Specialpages.