Developer Tutus Wormer recently created a new tool that flags words that could be considered offensive or inappropriate. While many consumers rely on spell check to ensure that their writing is error-free, spell check does not catch foul language or harmful phrases. Wormer’s new coding tool helps users avoid using racist, sexist or homophobic terms by accident.
The new online tool is called ‘Alex’ and operates similarly to a traditional spell check program. The tool automatically checks text and flags words that may be considered harmful. If a word is flagged, Alex will then suggest a more appropriate alternative. The clever tool can be used for everything from a personal resume to a software code.
While most users understand the importance of proper grammar, this tool provides a way to ensure that no one is harmed by the language used in a document.