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This article was published on August 22, 2015

Chrome can now spellcheck multiple languages simultaneously

Chrome can now spellcheck multiple languages simultaneously
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Polyglots of the world rejoice: Google developer François Beaufort has revealed that the company has added support for simultaneous multilingual spellcheck in its latest experimental Chrome Canary build.

So, next time you’re sending a message, email or blog post out into cyberspace in more than one language, the browser’s built-in spellcheck will flag mistakes across everything you’ve typed.

Simultaneous multilingual spellcheck in action on Chrome Canary
Credit: Google
Simultaneous multilingual spellcheck in action on Chrome Canary

To turn it on, launch Chrome Canary, point it to chrome://flags/#enable-multilingual-spellchecker and enable the option there. Next, visit chrome://settings/languages and check ‘Use this language for spell checking’ for every language you want to use this feature with.

Engadget notes that the new feature is now available on Chrome Canary for Windows, Linux and ChromeOS, and may not make it to OS X — on Mac, the browser uses the OS’ language settings for spellchecking.

➤ François Beaufort [Google+ via Engadget]