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    Introducing Fusion Spell-checking in Xbench 3.0

    We’re happy to announce that we just released build 6 of ApSIC Xbench 3.0 spell-checking dictionaries. With this build, we are also introducing a new concept: Fusion Spell-checking.

    Fusion Spell-checking is indeed a very simple, yet powerful concept: Hunspell dictionaries are very, very fast, but sometimes they wrongly flag a few words as misspellings. For some languages, they can even issue a large number of false positives if that particular dictionary is of lower quality.

    And here is where Microsoft Word enters the stage: Whenever Hunspell thinks that a word is a misspelling, it will check Microsoft Word if it also agrees. The offending word will appear on Xbench spell-checking reports only if they both agree.

    This collaborative work of Hunspell and Microsoft Word effectively means that there are fewer false positives in the spell-checking report.

    Please note that Fusion Spell-checking requires that Microsoft Word and the relevant language dictionary are installed on the machine.

    You can turn on and off Fusion-Spell-checking by choosing Settings->Use Microsoft Word Dictionary in the window that appears when you run a spell-check pass.

    To download the latest spell-checking dictionary, open Xbench, choose Tools->Spell-checking Dictionaries, choose your language and then click Update (or Install if you do not have it yet installed).

    We hope you enjoy using this new feature! Please check it out and do not hesitate to contact us if you find any issues.

    If you still have not tried out Xbench 3.0 yet, simply download it and start a free trial!