# Why does my spell checker not work on this site?

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This is the single site where my spell checker does not let me know on time how bad my English is.

Also, I often have to refresh to see the equations in Latex format.

Not a big deal, just suggestions to improve this site.

asked May 2, 2014
recategorized May 2, 2014

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@drake @dimension10 The spell-checker should work now.

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Thanks!

Thanks! It does work now.

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The reason is that the editor is not actually a text area. At least I don't personally use Chrome (or any other browser)'s spell-checker (which is why if you see my comments on the TRF thread about the need for a new site, you'll see I had terrible spelling, since my spelling gets affected when I get angry with SE/Wikipedia) it may be a good idea to have an inbuilt spell-checker. I remember seeing a plugin for this...

answered May 2, 2014 by (1,975 points)
edited May 2, 2014

Thanks. And about the latex issue, do you have any idea? Does this also happen to you?

@drake I didn't really understand what you mean about the LaTeX issue.

• Where did you notice this bug? In the post editor or on question pages?
• Did you notice this bug when using the \TeX button or with dollar signs?
• What did you have to refresh? Your browser or the editor?
• Does this bug always occur, or only once in a while?
• What browser are you using?
• Do you have javascript enabled?

If your answers are 2212xy, then this bug is known.

questions pages, don't know, browser, nearly always, safari, yes

@drake The LaTeX bug is now fixed, see here.

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Ah, I see, the spell-checker can actually be enabled; see this thread on the Q2A meta: Feature Request: Easy fix, add spell check to WYSIWYG editor in the next core update? @polarkernel Could you please implement the change suggested there?

answered May 2, 2014 by (1,975 points)

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