In addition to problems of spelling, agreement, syntax, punctuation, etc., the corrector can tackle an impressive range of other problems, including homophones, near-homophones, and regional or informal usages, to name but a few. Whenever there is the possibility of confusion regarding a word, e.g. bear and bare, Antidote will flag it. If the context allows the corrector to determine that the word is being used correctly, it moves on; otherwise, it displays an alert. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is a mistake; it is up to you to make that decision, checking the dictionaries and guides as needed.
In this case and in many others, Antidote does its best to help you avoid mistakes, but you will probably need to adapt its efforts to your specific needs. This is the purpose of the language settings.
- Antidote classifies errors of language, typography and style into separate groups to provide a more uniform correction experience. The settings in this section concern the detections in the Language view and most of the vocabulary detections of the Style view.
- Spelling and grammar errors are always flagged, regardless of how the language settings are adjusted.
- In the tooltip associated with a particular correction, the Setting note that follows the explanation opens the appropriate panel in the settings, enabling you to make the right modification quickly.