US English Spell Check By Spell Check Anywhere
Spell Check Anywhere allows you to spell check in all Windows programs using US spell checking dictionary. The American English dictionary contains more than 130,000 words. To use the US English spell check, download and install Spell Check Anywhere, see the link below.
Interesting Facts About American English Spell Check
In the American English language spell check dictionary there are about 200,000 words. The file that contains these words is about 350KB. The size of the file would be around 1,000,000KB in size if the words would have been simply listed alphabetically without any compression. This is an amazing fact.
In computers, data is stored in what are called data structures. These data structures represent information in computer memory. The information in the data structures can be represented in compressed form.
This compressed form is what allows to store a file that should be about 1,000,000kb into a file that is only 350kb in size.
The beauty of American English language list of words which allows for compression is that there are many common letter combinations between words that allow for compression. For instance the all the words that end in the letters “ing” or “tion”. We do not store with each word the combination of “ing” and “tion”.
Instead, what we do is that we give a shorter code for each of these endings. For instance, 1 stands for “ing” and 2 send for “tion”. Then when we store words with these endings into the file we store “inform2” instead of “information.” And we store “typ1” instead of “typing.” As you see these take less character spaces.
In this manner we write according to letter patterns in the American English Spell Check list of words a “compressed” version of the list. The end result is that you, the user, do not have download a file that is 1,000,000kb when you download Spell Check Anywhere spell check, you only download a 350kb file size.