Just before clicking "add comment", I was checking the text for the red underlined spelling errors. But there were a lot of red lines. Now English is not my native language, but I'm pretty sure that "very" is not a typo?

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The screenshot is from Chrome. I get a lot of red lines while posting this question too (including "too", haha) so it might be Chrome related.

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    That's a chrome issue -- nothing in the SO code produces those red underlines. This belongs on SuperUser ;-) May 19, 2010 at 13:08
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    Why was this voted down? It is a very clear and concise question, with a screenshot to boot. It doesn't matter that it turned out to be a Chrome issue, it appears to be an SO one.
    – devinb
    May 19, 2010 at 13:17
  • @devinb, may be because not yet friday? :)
    – YOU
    May 19, 2010 at 13:22
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    Says your location's the Netherlands - you're probably using a non-English dictionary. Or an English dictionary that's horribly messed up...
    – Aarobot
    May 19, 2010 at 13:46
  • Now I'm wondering what "the" means in Dutch... or "Definitely" :)
    – Andomar
    May 19, 2010 at 15:33

3 Answers 3


May be you need to install dictionary for spell-checking

How can I install additional dictionaries for Chrome?

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    Changing the spell checking language in Chrome's options fixed this. And I thought it was a neat StackOverflow JavaScript that added the wavy lines! Thanks.
    – Andomar
    May 19, 2010 at 13:12
  • Oh ok, spell checking need reasonably big dictionary, so doing through javascript is overkill, most will not do that. :)
    – YOU
    May 19, 2010 at 13:15

That's an issue with Chrome, not with Stack Overflow. Not sure why that's happening. Did you update to the newest edition of Chrome?

  • Help->About says it's up-to-date. Version As a practical matter, it's up to StackOverflow to make sure it works in Chrome, not the other way round ;)
    – Andomar
    May 19, 2010 at 13:08
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    @Andomar: No, StackOverflow has absolutely nothing to do with those red lines. That's purely Chrome and there's nothing the SO team can do about them. May 19, 2010 at 13:10

I'm also using Chrome ( (45376)) but cannot reproduce: alt text
(source: sampsonresume.com)

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