Microsoft Word’’s Spell check still not familiar with Barack Obama

January 22nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Even though U.S. President Barack Obamas name is familiar all over the world, it isnt so on Microsoft Word’’s spell check.

When the commander-in-chiefs name and title is typed in, the programme suggests that there is an error in the spelling and further offers the correct words as Barracks and Osama.

Microsoft had, in the spring of 2007, added the word Obama to available updates for Word, and a spokesperson for the company has said that they always keep its products current.

We consider a number of factors when updating our content, including user feedback, frequency of the words in market area publications, and the first names of public figures whose last names have been added, CBS News quoted the spokesperson as saying.

The company’’s statement also revealed that the latest version of the Office speller includes the word Obama, and users can freely download an update…”

As a workaround for individual users who have not installed these updates, they can right-click the flagged word, and then click Add to Dictionary, it added. (ANI)

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