By default, you don't need to do anything to have your typing spell
checked. Just type continuously and if you make a mistake,
Asutype will alert you, try to correct it automatically and/or suggest alternative corrections.
What kinds of mistakes does Asutype handle?
- TWo INitial CApitals (changes the second capital letter to
- The first character of sentences (Capitalizes the first letter of
the first word in a sentence)
- Accidental use of cAPSLOCK key (Reverses the case of the letters
that were capitalized incorrectly and then turns off the CAPS LOCK key)
- Capitalization of certain names (first names, names of days, names
of places, organizations etc.)
Recognized spelling mistakes (corrects a mistake with its
Unrecognized spelling mistakes (either automatically guesses at a
fix and changes it or suggest alternative corrections)
How does Asutype detect and correct mistakes?
Asutype uses several spelling dictionaries and
- A spelling dictionary is a file which contains all possible forms of
words including their base and inflection forms (e.g. plural or gerund
forms) of a particular language. Asutype comes
with a built-in spelling dictionary of 100,000 English words, an
abbreviation dictionary of 400 abbreviations and a first names
dictionary of 1,000 names. You can create new dictionaries of your own
as well as add more words to any existing dictionary. There is no limit
to how many dictionaries you can use or how many words a dictionary can
have. See the Dictionary Editor
topic for more details.
- A correction list is a file which contains special errors along
with their corrections. They are special because they are all frequently
made mistakes such as "teh" -> "the", "don;t" -> "don't"
etc. You know you make those special errors and therefore you
add them to a correction list to have them automatically corrected. You
can create new lists of your own as well as add more corrections to any
existing list. There is no limit to how many correction lists you can use
or how many entries a list can have. See the
Correction Editor topic for more
After you're finished typing a word and make a space, or type the <ENTER>
key, or type a punctuation mark, Asutype applies
the current spelling rules, checks the word against all open spelling dictionaries
and correction lists.
- If the word is not in any spelling dictionaries, it will
be considered a mistake.
- If the mistake is recognized as listed in a
correction list, Asutype will correct the mistake
with its predefined correction, automatically and silently.
- If the mistake is
unrecognized, Asutype will beep to alert you to
the mistake, log the mistake out to a file to let you review it later, and
- Guess at a fix and make the change automatically,
- Or, show you some options and have you choose one,
- Or, mark the mistake by a red underline.
See the Spelling Rules Options
and Mistake Corrections Options for more details.