Every time before posting a question or an answer, I copy my write-up to MS word. I use the spelling checking function that corrects spelling mistakes and also corrects grammar.

Can such functionality be added directly to the markdown editor where we write our posts?

markdown editor box

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    Alternate solution: use a browser or browser add-on that automatically spellchecks text in text areas. Nov 1, 2016 at 18:54

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It's not worth it

  1. Most major PC browsers support spellcheck out of the box





  1. Mobile devices handle spell-check at the keyboard level

Adding an additional level of spellcheck would be superfluous at this stage.

  • Likewise, the dictionary that most modern browsers use are "good enough" but still fail to correct simple issues. And yet, the built-in spell checking software on a browser is still leagues better that most website plug-in. (With word processors having the best system altogether.)
    – NBN-Alex
    Nov 2, 2016 at 23:58
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    Or rather, in the box... Nov 4, 2016 at 17:57

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