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Re: Spell checker



Wow Lee
That sounds like a lot of work, if I do it are there any out there that
would like a copy of the names when I am done?


----- Original Message -----
From: <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Spell checker


>
> In a message dated 7/23/02 7:28:27 AM, killiman at iquest_net writes:
>
> << I was asking to see if any one had them in a file or list they could
>
> download to me.  >>
>
> I was a reviewing proofreader for Dr. Ken Lazara in the preparation of
KMI4
> and I can foresee some problems with a spell checker based on the KMI. The
> first and foremost problem is that the text contains many deliberate
> misspellings because they are part of the literature. Would you want the
> spell checker to include them? I don't think so. The second problem is not
> with scientific genus and species names but with collection names. Local
> spellings in many collection countries are strictly local option and quite
> variable. Which one or two would you include in the spell checker? The
third
> problem is with the sheer magnitude of such a task. However, that should
not
> deter you from doing the following. First, find or create a text document
> that includes the names that you want. Then run a spell check on that
> document and add every word when given that option. One possible list of
> species names could be the KMI 4 Ready Reference Guide to Names available
at
> http://ark.killi.net/AList.htm
>     You can copy and paste that text into a mail or word processing
program
> and then run the spell checker and add every word to your custom
dictionary.
> If nothing else comes of this effort besides your personalized custom
> dictionary, you will also have spent some time imprinting the names in
your
> mind. Both are worth doing. You can do the same with any other document
that
> is on line and can be copied and pasted. (Some Adobe Acrobat documents
cannot
> easily be copied.)
>
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
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