Chrome developer Francois Beaufort has announced the feature in a Google + web post, showing an image of a text in which the words “Bonjour” and “Hello” were correctly identified as being misspelled. All of this can be done by just enabling the “Multilingual Spellchecker option in Chrome settings.
The feature is still being tested out, as Beaufort pointed out that the team has only added experimental support for it, and is only available in the Chrome Canary build. Canary is a developer version of the popular browser, which is meant more for advanced users and third party developers to test out upcoming features, and is currently available for Windows 7 and 8 both 32 and 64 bit, but also for Linux and ChromeOS. It can not be used as a default browsers, and needs another public or beta build of Chrome installed on the machine alongside it.
However, the feature might not make it to the OS X, as it would have to override default Mac settings. ChromeOS uses Apple’s operating system language settings for spellchecking. Previous to this feature, all other versions used browser settings for spellchecking.
In other news, Google also went around to fixing a major error encountered by Chrome Canary users who tried out Chrome on a Windows 10 developer preview, specifically build 10525. Users have reported that the Canary build 46.0.2489.0 was crashing constantly on the 64-bit version of the developer preview; Google has now released a new update for Canary which reportedly solves this issue.
Among user comments on the Chromium website, another circulated workaround refers to the removing the “—nosandbox” part of the shortcut’s target, done by right-clicking the icon, selecting properties removing this part from the target field.
Google Chrome has steadily built in the last couple of years upon its browser market share, surpassing 25 per cent this year according to venturebeat.com. It still lags behind Microsoft’s default Internet Explorer, which even though is the subject of many jokes amongst the more tech savvy, remains preferred by a large amount of Microsoft users. It is now way above Mozilla’s Firefox, which slipped to under 12 per cent market share in the last couple of years after once being the prime contender to IE’s crown.
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