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Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings

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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[edit]

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 (...)[edit]

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[edit]

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?[edit]

The "See the spell checker for pages which contain the following misspellings:" link no longer works.

Spell checker is also missing from Special:Specialpages.