British Dictionary — Forked by Marco A.G.Pinto
Welcome to the forked version of the British English speller.
Since no one seems to care about updating the speller (no one wants to waste time on free projects that give a lot of effort) I took the task myself.
I grabbed the original project and started adding/removing/fixing words. I kept the original authors credits and added my name.
I am improving the speller to the maximum since I am testing it on the field:
Most of my e-mails are in English, so I see when there are typo reports and try to find if it is really typos or missing words.
I have also been pasting webpages from newspapers, TV channels and such to see which words are reported as typos.
I have created the ultimate speller, as good or better than the commercial ones. It encompasses several fields of knowledge, from simple to complex words.
To make sure the words I add are the correct ones, I have been looking for them in credible sources such as:
1) Oxford Dictionaries;
2) Collins Dictionary;
3) Macmillan Dictionary;
4) Wiktionary (used with caution);
5) Wikipedia (used with caution);
6) Physical dictionaries.
In January 2015 I purchased an "Oxford Gold Account" to have a higher access in Oxford Dictionaries.
I am also involved on several projects/hobbies with a specific jargon, which means I can test the words mentioned there. This way I have added some "special" words.
I have been told to use scripts to update the dictionary, but I am adding the words with copy/paste after checking them in the dictionaries mentioned above. This takes longer and is harder but the results are much better and accurate.
Sometimes there are doubts about adding a word or not. For example, some words are chiefly American and, in such cases, I only add them if there is no British correspondent.
Just like in other languages, some words can be written differently. Since Oxford says some words are valid both ways, I kept both and let the user decide which he prefers. A good example is: "online" and "on-line".
Main difficulties developing this dictionary:
1) Proper names;
2) Possessive forms;
I hope that people will enjoy my work and that it may be useful to the progress of mankind.
Kind regards from:
Master of Science in Information Warfare/Competitive Intelligence;
Last update: 6.May.2017