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I came across this a few weeks back and thought others may find it useful.  It is a freeware web form spell checker at .

My disclaimer is I have nothing to do with this product.  I happened upon it while looking for something to catch the speeling errorrs, I somehow manage in newsgroups/forums.

Sadly, it only seems to work in Internet Explorer.  If someone has a similar spell checker for Opera, Modzilla, etc. I would be interested.  (I switch around just to see what is brewing in each camp).  Equally appreciated would be a grammar checker.

Regards --

Mike Gamerland
Friday, April 11, 2003

I know it works in (at least) IE5.5, IE6, and Mozilla 1.0 Linux.

Benji Smith
Friday, April 11, 2003

I posted a little prematurely.

Here's some additional information, from the documentation on their website,

JSpell HTML supports any JavaScript 1.1 enabled web browser. All browsers from Netscape 3.0 and higher, including Opera, Mozilla, Gecko, Internet Explorer and others have been tested for compatibility with JSpell HTML.

JSpell HTML installs on your web server and is compatible with HTML, JSP, ASP, CGI, PHP and more.

Benji Smith
Friday, April 11, 2003

Does this mean that the posts on JOS will henceforth be free of spelling mistakes?

How will we be able to tell that they were written by IT professionals and not machine-generated?

Stephen Jones
Friday, April 11, 2003

Benji's was a good option for the other browsers, however iespell integrates  directly into the browser.  Jspell is a cut/paste type option (or $12.95).

Keep those ideas coming...


Mike Gamerland
Friday, April 11, 2003

We're the developer of JSpell. We would love to add a toolbar spell checker to Mozilla, or Opera. However, the API for these browsers does not permit it. If you can point us to an API that would let us do that we could probably have a spell checker ready within weeks!

Cliff Helsel
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Cliff Helsel
Friday, April 11, 2003

Being a long time Mozilla user, I find that very hard to believe, Cliff.

Have a look at the various entries on [ ] - There's a spell checker over there that integrates very nicely into mail (with buttons and all). Also, googlebar and multizilla also add UI of this kind. And it's all open source.

Ori Berger
Saturday, April 12, 2003

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