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spell checker enhancement

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1. Posted by phileas (Respected Member 67 posts) 9y

Hey Guys

Can you add a spell checker function to the write blog pages?

In times where internet is flaky/expensive/non-existent on our travels, its sometimes a rushed job to churn out the blogs and mis-spellings or mis-types are easy to make. This would really help.

There's loads of free scripts available on the internet like PHP Spell Checker or some more advanced ones with aprox $99 license price tag like javascript one.

The format is usually just a script library to upload and some simple code to add to the page so it shouldn't cost too much time/effort to integrate.

Besides, you'll make the folks at home happy that despite the deviance of their respective sons/daughters lifestyles atleast they are maintaining a good standard of spelling in their diaries ;)

The dictionary thing is nice but I doubt it gets used too much.

jeez I ask a lot ;)

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

If you have control over the computer you are editing on , then I suggest installing the latest version of Firefox as it includes a spellchecker.

I'm of the opinion that this is something the browsers should handle and isn't up to a site to install bandwidth intensive javascript files. Plus, a spell-checker would likely be English only and would mean tricky problems for those users who maintain blogs in other languages (quite a large percentage).

3. Posted by phileas (Respected Member 67 posts) 9y

thanks for the tip on firefox, I didn't know about that, will use that from now. A good reason (amongst many many others) to get me off IE :)

btw, the spellcheckers I quoted support multiple languages.

but I take your point about JS files, do nothing option much better :P

thanks for responding peter! cheers

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Another option is to get free web-based email account with a spellchecker.

I do not write a blog, but I can easily imagine that composing a draft, spell-checking it and than a copy-paste job into the blog would solve the problem quite nicely. I have yahoo and I really like it. I also like to use the draft function to write up the body of my emails, before I send two or three different versions to my mom, my very best friend and my other friends.