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I am looking for a dictionary of common misspelled words that can be used to highlight errors. I am not looking for a normal dictionary as I don’t want to hit things like names.

It cannot include words like 'affect', which although is a common misspelling, is also a valid word.

Something like the auto-correct dictionary used in Microsoft Word would be a good start, but broader because it is not required make an accurate match to a single expected word.

  • Why not use something along the lines of Aspell? – ojdo Oct 21 '13 at 7:15
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There is actually a Wikipedia page about this very topic, and they maintain a machine-readable list that you can use as a starting point if you're writing a tool.

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Maybe this will help you: Word List - Commonly Misspelled English Words

  • There's a broken link here. – Charles Jul 16 '15 at 15:56

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