Spell checker


#1

Does anyone know of an ActiveX, Java, or Javascript spell checker? I’d like
to modify the response HTML to force a spell check of the text being sent to
the customer before the response is sent. I’m thinking it would be easiest
to accomplish this by having a little Javascript do some checks before the
form is submitted. The textarea contents could be passed to an ActiveX or
Java control (or maybe even a bloated Javascript command) that would pop up
a spell check window prior to sending.

Thoughts?

Tauren


#2

Tauren Mills wrote:

Does anyone know of an ActiveX, Java, or Javascript spell checker? I’d like
to modify the response HTML to force a spell check of the text being sent to
the customer before the response is sent. I’m thinking it would be easiest
to accomplish this by having a little Javascript do some checks before the
form is submitted. The textarea contents could be passed to an ActiveX or
Java control (or maybe even a bloated Javascript command) that would pop up
a spell check window prior to sending.

You’d possibly be better hacking the scripts to pass the response
through one of the command line spell checking tools such as
ispell or aspell. Haven’t looked at the code, so not sure how hard it
would be to add a new POST action to the scripts, but it may be an
easy hack, and could be an easy alternative to client-side spell checking.

Anil Madhavapeddy, anil@recoil.org


#3

It would probably be better overall to take the same route that the web-based
email application TWIG took. Basically, there’s a ‘spell check’ button in the
mail creation window which executes aspell and returns the 'spelling corrected’
version of your email…

-Rich

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Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:


#4

I agree that this would make sense if it was integrated into the RT product.
However, I personally would like a more interactive spell checker. One that
can prompt me one misspelling at a time and ask me if I’d like to replace,
skip, skip all, or add the misspelled word. Just like a spell checker in a
word processor. To accomplish this, it seems like a small hidden java
applet or ActiveX control would work best, however it could probably be done
completely in javascript.

Tauren