8021pheriferals vs peripherals
- Jun 4, 2008*//*
I was having a senior moment and while trying to type "peripherals",
the best guess I could come up with was "pheriferals". I knew it was
wrong but couldn't guess what it ought to be.
The program I was using at the time had a spell checker and knew enough
to do the squiggly red underline but didn't have any suggestions. I
entered it into the Google toolbar which came back (as I'd hoped) "did
you mean peripherals". Problem solved!
but being curious I tried the same thing in a couple of different
programs, they all know that "peripherals" is correct but vary in
whether they can come up with the correct suggested replacement:
* Notetab - NO (I've got only the American std dictionary - the one
recommended in the HELP file.)
* Thunderbird - YES (default dictionaries I guess)
* HelpMaker - NO ditto default dictionaries (free help authoring
tool and the program I was using when I had the senior moment -
and a good one IMHO)
* aspell - YES (along with a bunch of others, but the correct one
was in #1 slot (installed by cygwin along with about a thousand
other programs )
Question: is it the dictionary or the algorithm that succeeds/fails?
Does anyone know or have a good reference for further research?
Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
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