this site needs to have a spell checker.

Most of us, I guess, have a word processor that includes a spell/grammar checker. I use Word to vet my posts. The problem is that the same bug previously pointed out, namely truncation of text at punctuation marks of text copied and pasted from a webpage, also holds true for text cut and pasted from Word. So hyphens and single & double quotes and some other characters must be gone over, replacing them with keyboard characters.