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English spelling reform in your browser!

English spelling is notoriously inconsistent and archaic. Many of the English words that cause the most problems are those containing redundant letters. Just eliminating redundant letters solves many spelling difficulties without significantly changing the appearance and use of written English. This idea was developed by Christopher Upward and colleagues into Cut Spelling. This simple reform removes redundant letters, along with a small number of letter substitutions, to improve English spelling and speed writing. CUTSPEL CutSpel implements a subset of Cut Spelling to automatically 'cut' the text of any webpage. CutSpel has two modes. Basic Mode Modifies the 1000 most common English word language while avoiding the more disruptive Cut Spelling changes such as eye -> y. Names of people and objects are left unchanged. The text generated by this mode is very easy to read. Advanced Mode Modifies the 4500 most common English words and uses the full Cut Spelling substitution rules. The text produced by the advanced mode requires slightly more effort to read, however most people quickly adjust and are reading at a normal pace after only a few hours.

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Brett SchneiderJun 29, 2018

Thank-U Cutspel! English finaly looks ryt!

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Mark PetersenJan 4, 2017

This is a great spelling translator. It is very fast, and very convenient - just click the button and Pow! your page is translated. Thank you for writing it! I prefer the Simplified Spelling system from the 1986 "Rondthaler Dictionary", and have forked the CutSpel repo to use it:

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Daniel TillettDeveloperNov 18, 2020

Glad you found it worthwhile. Nothing like fighting for a lost cause like English spelling reform.


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