birding-aus E-mail spell checkers

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Subject: birding-aus E-mail spell checkers
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:01:54 +1000
Beware the e-mail spell checkers - they have American English as their
default.  In the same way a whole generation of kids are learning to
spell the Microsoft (Word) way, the rest of us could easily lapse into
the same Americanization [sic] of Australian English.  Most word
processing software has the option to set spell-checkers to "English,
Australian", but in my experience many people don't avail themselves of
that option.  Most mailing software I've seen does not allow a
dictionary other than the default American (Microsoft Outlook/Exchange,
Netscape, Eudora, Pine, etc.....).

American English is fine in America, but the local brand is equally
colourful and expressive - let's look after it.


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