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List of commonly misspelled words

Judging by some of the posts on meta1 and comments posted there it seems that there are users who try to improve the posts by correcting spelling mistakes. Of course, there are other ways to improve ...
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Wrong spelling of “occurrence”

On Mathematics Stack Exchange, there are 30,436 posts containing "occurence" versus 3,287 posts containing "occurrence", although "occurrence" is the right spelling (in English and in French). I am ...
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Is English (US) vs English (UK) grounds for an edit?

I use SOX and I get notified whenever there is anything new on meta. Today, I saw this edit to a post. It replaced favourites with ...
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Search terms that include accented characters [duplicate]

How do I search for questions & answers using a keyword that includes an accented character. For example, I often look at questions about Bezier curves. Some people spell Bezier correctly, with an ...
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Incorrect capitalization of “MathJax” on Ask Question page

I noticed that MathJax is incorrectly capitalized on the Ask Question page, in two places. It should be MathJax, not MathJaX. Screenshot (from another post):
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Please delete misspelled (ananlysis) tag

Please delete the incorrectly spelled ananlysis tag, which was accidentally used yesterday in https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/993170/1. (I would have flagged this tag if possible, but I don'...
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Edit session for wrong spelling of mathematicians and mathematical concepts

Wrong spelling of mathematician's names and mathematical concepts is perpetuated by their presence in highly indexed resources like stackexchange. I think that the internet would become a better ...
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Searching for accented characters is too strict

A search for "lindelof" and a search for "lindelöf" produce different results. In some sense the results are correct, since the first search finds only those posts that mention "lindelof" and the ...