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Raphael Mudge

Member since: Jan 31st, 2010

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After the Deadline now checks your grammar, spelling on Google Chrome! (Download Squad)

May 6th 2010 4:04PM I use (and tested with) GMail extensively. The latest beta works fine and until that came out I was developing with (what was) the latest dev release. As I understand it, things can break in the dev releases and that's to be expected. I'll look into this.

After the Deadline now checks your grammar, spelling on Google Chrome! (Download Squad)

May 6th 2010 11:42AM Thanks for this write-up on AtD. I'm excited about this release and I believe it will make the many users who requested this quite happy. That said, I have a few follow-up responses:

@Lee - what site are you experiencing the menu cut-off on? I'm unable to reproduce this behavior in the beta or stable channels of Chrome on Windows. AtD inherits CSS from the parent editor to make the experience more seamless. I suspect a z-order or overflow property from the test site is causing this.

@JohnK - when you click the AtD button, you're in a proofreading mode. You can interact with your errors and edit your text. I disable the enter key in this mode because some editors add a newline and others add an HTML tag when enter is pressed. AtD doesn't know what to do, so it does nothing.

Happy National Grammar Day! What Apps Make Grammar Gooder? (Switched)

Mar 8th 2010 5:37PM I wrote After the Deadline and I agree that no proofreading tool will ever replace carefully reading what you wrote. This is because computers are not able to understand what you're writing. The checks performed are usually rule-based or simple statistical heuristics. With these techniques it's a challenge to flag errors while leaving correct text alone. My thoughts on this are at: http://wp.me/pCBVi-9g

After the Deadline grammar, spell check addon for Firefox is a writer's best friend (Download Squad)

Jan 31st 2010 5:48PM Try the plain text version of GMail. The rich text editor won't work because it's a contentEditable iframe and not a text area.

After the Deadline grammar, spell check addon for Firefox is a writer's best friend (Download Squad)

Jan 31st 2010 11:33AM Thanks for mention of my gloriously geeky blog post on spelling suggestions. Of course it's only half the story. The way I sort them to get the right one on top is even geekier using neural networks--a very geeky AI technique. :)

-- R