Is it possible to implement a custom spell-checker for GIS.SE?

There are many common terms such as shapefile, ArcGIS, QGIS etc. etc. that are recognized as errors when people write down their questions. When reviewing/editing questions, such terms have to be repeatedly edited (or ignored).

I don't know how the spell-checkers work, but it would be nice if it can recognize GIS terms.


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I don't believe the spell checker results you are seeing are a part of Stack Exchange.

Instead they are likely to be your browser's in-built spell checker, which you can (usually) update and add these terms by using a right-click > Add to Dictionary when you select a word identified as incorrectly spelled.

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