MapSpeller is able to detect potentially unwanted
words using danger dictionaries.
Are Danger dictionaries?
Danger dictionaries are dictionaries that store
correctly spelled words that one would want to review, double-check in
the spell-checking process.
dictionaries are a good place to store embarrassing word substitutions
such as "sight" for "site", "bee" for "be", "worm" for "warm", or worse
"pubic" for "public".
Danger dictionaries are also useful in
detecting unusually spelled last names, for ex. "Roose" which is being
pronounced "Rose". Every time, "Rose" is encountered, MapSpeller would
flag it and offer "Roose" as a potential replacement. Dictionaries are
case-sensitive, so "rose" would not be caught in the example.
MapSpeller Danger Dictionaries Provided
MapSpeller uses danger dictionaries to keep
track of potentially unwanted words. There is one danger dictionary,
such as Danger_English (USA).dic, associated with each
supported culture. However, MapSpeller 4.0 only provides very small
danger dictionaries in English and empty danger dictionaries in
Activating Danger Dictionaries
Activating or deactivating the use of the
primary culture danger dictionary is done with the checkbox in the
danger dictionary area of the MapSpeller Options dialog.
Populating Danger Dictionaries
Danger Dictionaries can be populated using
the Danger Dictionary Editor, which is called from the Edit Danger Dictionary
button on the
MapSpeller Options dialog.
Third-party danger dictionaries can also be
imported into the active danger dictionary if they comply with the
MapSpeller danger dictionary format.
Location of Danger Dictionary Files
The default location of danger dictionaries for
a user with a "XYZ" Windows login name is:
- Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:\Users\XYZ\AppData\Roaming\Edgetech
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\XYZ\Application
To see these folders in Windows Explorer, the latter should be
set to show hidden files.