Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac now supports the French spelling reform

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac was released this week. Users who are interested in the French language will notice a change in the French spell-checker, which now takes into account the French spelling reform, which is recommended by official bodies such as the Académie Française, the Conseil Supérieur de la langue française, the French Ministry…

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The French spelling reform in the Canadian press

  For readers who are interested in the French spelling reform, two very recent articles published in Canadian newspapers in Montreal a few days ago discuss the penetration of the spelling reform, its slow but increasing adoption by teachers and the press, in Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and France. Both articles, which quote Chantal Contant from…

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German Spelling Reform (Die Spezialfälle der deutschen Rechtschreibreform)

Die neue deutsche Rechtschreibung bringt komplexe Bereiche mit sich in denen sich die Schreibweise entweder vom Kontext abhängig oder basierend auf die Betonung ändert. Wir haben Artikel für Sie erstellt, die es Ihnen erlauben über die Rechtschreibprüfung in Microsoft Office 2007 hinaus die korrekte Schreibweise anhand von konkreten Beispielen zu erkennen. Hier finden Sie die…

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The Dutch spelling reform in Microsoft Office

 [Une version en français de ce blog est disponible ici: http://blogs.msdn.com/correcteurorthographiqueoffice/archive/2006/10/29/la-r-forme-de-l-orthographe-en-n-erlandais-dans-microsoft-office.aspx]   A few days ago, a Dutch-speaking school from Gent, in Belgium, asked us whether the Dutch spell-checker available in Microsoft Office 2003 takes into account the spelling reform promulgated in October 2005 by the Nederlandse Taalunie, the official linguistic body for the Dutch…

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‘Old’ vs. ‘New’ Spelling in French: A new Speller based on the French Spelling Reform

A few months ago, we released a brand-new French spell-checker for Office 2003 users (it was integrated into Service Pack 2 in September 2005). One of the main features of this new tool was that it now takes into account the French spelling reform, which is recommended by official bodies such as the Académie Française,…

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