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Spell Check ?

Travel Forums System Talk Spell Check ?

1. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Did you guys ever consider a "Spell Check" button? Is that an easy thing to add or kind of complicated? I'm a terrible speller :( .

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

You could do this the roundabout way, via the dictionary button at the top of the field when you are posting. Off the top of my head, I would think this could be tricky but I'll let Pete give a better reply to this since I could be way off for all I know :)

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 11y

There are some components that could theoretically be plugged in to provide spellcheck, but my experience with them is not all that good.

Personally I'm of the opinion that spellcheck in textareas is a browser-functionality, not something that each and every site has to reimplement.

And in fact I know that quite a bit of work has been done on Mozilla/Firefox to get inline spell-checking to work. It hasn't been enabled in the browser yet, but I expect this to happen at least somewhere this year.

For the moment there's a Firefox/Mozilla extension which already does it: (Note that I have no experience using this extension and have not verified the code; I personally am hesitant installing any extension, but if you are not, it should be safe to use.)

4. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

Maybe try the new (beta of the Google bar. I has the spell checker and it works great here.


5. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting georgep

Maybe try the new (beta of the Google bar. I has the spell checker and it works great here.


Thanks, that sounds great. My spelling is really bad. Did you use it on a post that you were making here, on this site, and it would find the spelling errors and help you correct them?

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Wy we ned a speel check fer? Me speel good. And my gramer is real weel two.

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 11y

If you have Safari as your browser, spell checking is built in. You just need to ctrl-click/right click in the text area and turn it on. If you have it set to 'check as you type', you can then ctrl-click on any word it is flagging and see spelling suggestions. It's a very nice feature and works similarly in many Mac OS X applications, anything built using 'Cocoa'. Unfortunately, that doesn't include Firefox.

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 11y

Oh, and I'm trying RiteOfTongue for Firefox at the moment. It doesn't highlight misspelt words, but if you're unsure of a word's spelling it does a nice enough job.