Microsoft and Google Join Forces for the Best Browser Spell Checker
Microsoft has recently announced that Microsoft Edge 83, which is already available for all supported desktop platforms, comes with a new spell checker, as it replaces Hunspell with Windows Spellcheck.
The company says that this improvement comes with a series of benefits, including support for additional languages, but it’s only available on Windows 8.1 and newer. In other words, if you’re still on Windows 7, you’re not getting the new spellcheck experience.
And of course, the same on macOS, as the Windows Spellcheck is only available on… well, Windows.
“Previously, on Windows, Microsoft Edge and other Chromium browsers used open-source proofing tools for spell checking. Moving to Windows Spellcheck has a number of benefits, including support for additional languages and dialects, a shared custom dictionary, and better support for URLs, acronyms, and email addresses,” Microsoft explains.
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