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Spell Check your Posts

Ran across a neat little utility recently and it's been working out for me. I've been pasting my posts into another program to spell check them up until now, glad that's over. Thought I'd pass the info along in case there any others here who, like me, are notoriously bad spellers.

http://www.iespell.com

Still looking for an ieGrammar tool :)

Perpetual Newbie II
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

GUERILLA.... :-)

Seriously though, this is quite nice -- this has been a perpetual pet peeve (and it's astounding that textareas haven't been made a "killer app" in browsers. Given that we're using them for fairly complicated text entry nowadays).

Dennis Forbes
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Thats the main reason a new system I'm going to be working on is getting resistance.  You can't edit easily in textareas, including super- and sub-scripts, bold, italics, and underline.

A fairly simple set of requirements, that doesn't seem to be satisfied by any textarea I've seen.  Then there also comes the fact that this needs to be viewable in the browser (via perl scripts), Oracle Forms, Excel, and Word.

Andrew Hurst
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Dennis


I'll need a little more to bring the hit count down.

Perpetual Newbie II
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

<crap, hit the wrong bloody button>

Dennis

> GUERILLA

I'll need a little more to bring the hit count down.
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=GUERILLA
... about 368,000 English pages ...

Perpetual Newbie II
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

He's talking about Guerilla Marketing.

Andrew Hurst
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Aw, you're all just using the wrong operating system.  OS X gives you full access to the spellcheck in text areas, including check-as-you-type.  Hell, it'll even have some sexy woman computer voice read your post for you, if that's your thing.

Luddites.  :-)

bubba
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

If you don't mind a bit of Javascript it's not hard to make a text area that include bold, underline, fonts and colours.

Here's a commerical one: http://www.tcpiq.com/tcpiq/HTMLRichTextArea/Default.asp

But there is also a couple of open source ones on Sourgeforge somewhere.

Matthew Lock
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

I can usually tell when a document has been spell checked.  All the spelling errors are consistent and the misspelled words are valid words, just the wrong ones for the context.

mackinac
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

I've thought about using one of those javascript ones that saves in html, but what keeps stopping me is I don't want to have to translate the formatting between all these different display types.  Mostly just the display in Oracle Forms.  Its not fun to work in that.

Andrew Hurst
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Andrew, can't you just translate with XSLT?

Marc
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I probably could, but then all of the legacy code that expects this to be plain text (WEISO8...something.AMERICAN_AMERICA in oracle) would break.  Or I could write tons of conversion routines from XML to html formatting/word plain text then format it/oracle forms with no formatting (it doesn't support it, last I checked) and put them between the database and all of these applications.

It just seems like so much work for a minor gain, unless I find a magic bullet to pull this off, I doubt it will happen.

Thanks for the suggesion though.

Andrew Hurst
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

er...how about learning to spell...?

George Illes
Tuesday, June 01, 2004

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