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09-20-12, 08:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb [Spelling and Punctuation Addon] Linguistics

Hi guys. I've been working on a great new addon in the last week of Cataclysm. I noticed a lot of Internet slang and poorly written sentences typed by players in WoW. This addon is going to solve it. For now, it only fixes your English.
Linguistics v1.0 [English]

Linguistics is an addon that improves your English. It modifies the text you type into proper, neat English with correct punctuation. It removes Internet slang and abbreviations and corrects common misspelled words. This addon makes use of a database that's created from scratch by the author. With over 250 entries and still growing.

Below a few examples of what this addon does.
"lol r u srsly gonna role a belf?"
Changes into: "Haha, are you seriously going to role a Blood Elf?"
"lf1m for ds /w achiev for inv"
Changes into: "Looking for one more for Dragon Soul whisper achievement for invite."
The addon has a fully functional control panel in game. You can browse to it by opening the Interface Options or by typing /ling or /linguistics.

Upcoming features and known bugs [Patch 5.0.5]
- When linking items or spells all filters are ignored. This will be fixed later this year.
- I want to add an option to filter text from other players, client-sided of course.
Downloadable on Curse:
http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/linguistics
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...nguistics.html

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09-20-12, 09:44 PM   #2
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This remind me of an older addon I loved to use called Pirate Speak (or pSpeak can't remember) where it translated everything you said into pirate.
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09-21-12, 12:59 AM   #3
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I think this is a great idea, and I support your view of correcting all the l33tspeak and internet abbreviations. It's quite scary the way that the English language gets mangled on occasion.
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09-21-12, 11:03 AM   #4
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I think there's a difference between when you are doing it for fun and not taking yourself seriously and when you actually think that that's the way you should be talking or spelling things.
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09-21-12, 01:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Zoukan View Post
"lol r u srsly gonna role a belf?"
Changes into: "Haha, are you seriously going to role a Blood Elf?"
This is supposed to be "roll", not "role". It's a reference to "rolling up a character" in D&D and other pen and paper RPGs. This is when you create a new character and literally roll dice to determine what stats they get.

Originally Posted by UrbanArmitage View Post
I think this is a great idea, and I support your view of correcting all the l33tspeak and internet abbreviations. It's quite scary the way that the English language gets mangled on occasion.
Leetspeek was originally ment to be confusing to understand in a way to pass messages along in secret. Codes and slang have been used in this way in many languages all throughout history.

Later, the imposed message length limit of texting when introduced with cell phones made the shorter transitions of leetspeak more widely used as a necessity. I would suppose people type the way they do out of habit and not as much to be "cool".
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09-24-12, 12:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by SDPhantom View Post
Later, the imposed message length limit of texting when introduced with cell phones made the shorter transitions of leetspeak more widely used as a necessity. I would suppose people type the way they do out of habit and not as much to be "cool".
And here I thought the whole reason was due to having to use numbers to type; typing "u" on a numpad is much easier than typing "you" is, for example. The typing "style" has, unfortunately, persisted long into the keyboard-on-a-phone days.
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09-24-12, 03:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Torhal View Post
And here I thought the whole reason was due to having to use numbers to type; typing "u" on a numpad is much easier than typing "you" is, for example. The typing "style" has, unfortunately, persisted long into the keyboard-on-a-phone days.
People need to get Swype if they're still typing anything on a phone.
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09-24-12, 07:50 AM   #8
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Looks like Apple's iOS isn't supported by Swype. Might not be needed, however.
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Originally Posted by Torhal View Post
And here I thought the whole reason was due to having to use numbers to type; typing "u" on a numpad is much easier than typing "you" is, for example. The typing "style" has, unfortunately, persisted long into the keyboard-on-a-phone days.
Again, habit.
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
Looks like Apple's iOS isn't supported by Swype. Might not be needed, however.
I don't use an iPhone for the same reason I haven't enjoyed any other MMO (or really, any other game) besides WoW... not enough ability to customize the UI appearance and/or functionality.
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I think you guys are way off-topic now.
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Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
I think you guys are way off-topic now.
So how about those Edmonton Oilers? Oh, wait, NHL lockout. Right.
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