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I would like to add automatic grammar fix when posting questions or answers.

For example, automatically capitalizes i's, when the letter is used as the word I.

This is something seriously frustrating as someone who has been spending a lot of time editing posts, the majority of which have i's which are not correctly capitalized.

Surely having the i's automatically capitalized where necessary is a simple fix to make?

Please note, that unlike Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor, the request here is not for a spell checker that just mark incorrect words (like some browsers are doing already) but to have it done automatically, without me having to do anything.

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    As part of the SOCVR room we maintain a Magic editor user script that fixes most common mistakes and removes fluff.
    – rene
    Apr 3, 2016 at 15:09
  • @Shadow Wizard - I would argue that that question is not a duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3932/… as that refers to a [manual] spell checker, which people would not use anyway. This question attempts to deal with the issue of people's laziness and fix one aspect of those typos automatically. Please note that I am not advocating such a use of automatic fixes, as the answer to meta.arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/1288/… points out that automatic fixes can cause more isues than they solve. Apr 7, 2016 at 5:53
  • @Greenonline sorry but can't see where you think it refers to a "manual" spell checker. Anyway by its very definition, a spell checker is automatic (i.e. scans the text to find spelling mistakes), no idea what you actually mean by "manual" spell checker. Apr 7, 2016 at 10:42
  • @ShadowWizard - I wasn't particularly clear - The spell checking, mentioned in the other question, is automatic (be it a built-in browser checker (as referred to in the answers) or one asked to be provided for by SE (if I understand that question correctly)). However, it doesn't actually correct the mistakes, it merely highlights the errors. It is then up to the user to manually select/accept the auto suggestion (if there is one) or manually fix the typo. However, if I understand this question correctly, it refers to an automatic "search and correct", or capitalisation, mechanism. Apr 7, 2016 at 11:12
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    @Greenonline oh, I see now. Such a feature would be utterly horrible, if only for the fact that many programming languages are case sensitive, and "i" happens to be a very common variable name in loops. Changing it to "I" will wreak havoc on great many posts in Stack Overflow, and probably many other sites. Apr 7, 2016 at 11:15
  • @ShadowWizard - I agree wholeheartedly, auto-fixers are the work of the devil, hence my referral, in my first comment, to the answer on Meta Arduino. However, I am pointing out that this question is not a duplicate of the other, and as such, even if it is not a particularly good idea, I'm not sure if it should be marked as a "dup". It was migrated here, from Meta Raspberry Pi, in the hope of a discussion of auto-fixers. However, marking it as a "dup" has not enabled that discussion to take place (although it sort of has, with our comments). That's all I'm trying to say :-) Apr 7, 2016 at 11:25
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    Thanks @Greenonline I have edited the question to reflect this better and reopened. (And downvoted due to disagreeing with such a feature) Apr 7, 2016 at 12:12

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Any incorrect spelling is marked by a red squiggle under the effected word.

I am pretty sure that's not a feat of stackexchanges' web page but of your browser.

Surely having the i's automatically capitalized where necessary is a simple fix to make?

Well there's (unfortunately and) certainly a need for something like that. There's been an old script around to support that.

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    Actually, this wouldn't benefit all SE sites. We on ELU would probably have to get it turned off or it might become impossible to ask questions about incorrect grammar or spellings. Apr 7, 2016 at 12:39
  • @AndrewLeach, good point. Which is why this feature is (and should) be a user script that is run at an editors discretion and not automatically.
    – Ghanima
    Apr 7, 2016 at 13:25

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