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Feature Request: Spell Checker (15 posts)

  1. eryanv
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I haven't seen any comments/requests for a spell checker in WordPress, so I'm going to make one. We certainly wouldn't need to write our own, perhaps just find a way to integrate aspell/ispell/etc. Thoughts or comments?

  2. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do you have a link or something? I looked for ispell, but it looks like a GNU app, which would need to be ported over to PHP or something..... Um, let me do some checking, there might be something we can use.
    TG

  3. eryanv
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    A quick search on php.net reveals spell checking support through some pspell functions.
    http://us2.php.net/manual/en/ref.pspell.php

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    B2 had some support using the same tech i suppose. for me, Opera does the spell check. In the latest P1 atleast! :D

  5. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    pspell is an optional PHP module that is often not included, in my experience.

  6. eryanv
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, that certainly makes it a bit trickier.

  7. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's a spell check for IE, I just use that if I'm using IE to post. :)

  8. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i use iespell. http://www.iespell.com

  9. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    matt - is there a simple way to check for existance of pspell, and if show put up a check-spelling button (and related functionality when clicked, of course! ;))?
    the more I post, the more I'd like something to sanity-check me. and I hate writing it up in Word to start with then spell/grammar check then copy-paste into the browser... and of course Word may not always be readily available from wherever I'm posting... :)
    =d

  10. Basilisk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I'd suggest either posting by e-mail, and using the spell checker in Outlook (or any similar email client), or downloading and using w.bloggar to poast your messages, which has an in-built spell checker in it.

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You could use aspell dictionaries or something, and do the actual spell checking with your own php scripts. Might be a bit slow.

  12. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It would also be neat to see a spelling web service that worked over XML-RPC.

  13. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Basilisk:
    Good thoughts -- but again, I think there needs to be something resident on the server side of things. I might be posting from a net-cafe or something -- you never know. And I'm sure heavy-weight bloggers (a few entries a day) are posting from completely random locations.
    =d

  14. webguynj
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You might want to check this out. SpellerPages is opensource available on SourceForge. I haven't implemented it myself but it sounds pretty straight forward.
    ~James

  15. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmmm, that looks interesting at quick-glance. Have to dig in a bit more.
    =d

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