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  • David Holt
    Thanks for the responses. While I agree that it would be great if all browsers implemented spell checking, but the reality now is they don t, and it would be
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 2, 2008
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      Thanks for the responses.

      While I agree that it would be great if all browsers implemented spell
      checking, but the reality now is they don't, and it would be nice to
      provide a consistent spell-checking experience across browsers.

      A good example is Yahoo mail. If I run it in FireFox, it's true I get
      dynamic underlining of mispelled words. But even in IE without add-ins,
      I can still click the Spell Check button and get the same underlining
      with context menues containing suggestions.

      Does anyone know if Yahoo used a readlily available library for this or
      did they write one from scratch?

      For that matter, does anyone know if Yahoo Mail even uses the YUI RTE,
      or if they use a different RTE?

      Thanks,
      David Holt

      --- In ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com, Eric Miraglia <miraglia@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Arnaud,
      >
      > I would agree with you here -- this is something much better
      > implemented by the browser itself leveraging the optimized text-
      > composition libraries of the host OS.
      >
      > -Eric
      >
      > ______________________________________________
      > Eric Miraglia
      > Yahoo! User Interface Library
      >
      >
      >
      > On Dec 24, 2007, at 1:48 AM, Arnaud Diederen wrote:
      >
      > > dav.glass@... wrote:
      > >
      > >> David --
      > >>
      > >> Currently there is no support for adding a spell checker to the
      RTE..
      > >>
      > >> Since there is no "open" or "free" web service api's for spell
      > >> checking, you would have to write one from scratch..
      > >
      > > Philosophically, wouldn't it be a good idea to let the browser take
      > > that care of that?
      > > Firefox 2+ already spell checks what's typed in a textarea, and ..
      > > who knows, maybe IE8, Opera and Safari will support it as well.
      > >
      > > (Oh, well, a quick google search
      (http://www.google.com/search?q=IE%20spell%20checker
      > > ) gives this as first result:
      > > http://www.iespell.com/)
      > >
      > > Best regards,
      > > Arnaud.
      > >
      > >>
      > >> Dav
      > >>
      > >> Dav Glass
      > >> dav.glass@...
      > >> blog.davglass.com
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> + Windows: n. - The most successful computer virus, ever. +
      > >> + A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog
      > >> without bricks tied to its head +
      > >> + A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a
      > >> McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine +
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> ----- Original Message ----
      > >> From: David Holt davidporterholt@...
      > >> To: ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com
      > >> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 2:47:39 PM
      > >> Subject: [ydn-javascript] Spell Checking in RTE
      > >>
      > >> Are there any examples available for using a spell checking
      component
      > >> with the YUI rich text editor?
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • dav.glass@yahoo.com
      David -- Currently, the new Yahoo! Mail does not use the YUI RTE. As far as I know, there isn t an available Spell Checking web service that could be used for
      Message 2 of 7 , Jan 2, 2008
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        David --

        Currently, the new Yahoo! Mail does not use the YUI RTE.

        As far as I know, there isn't an available Spell Checking web service that could be used for such a thing.

        From what I do know, the Yahoo! Mail system has it's own built in spell checking service.

        You can build your own in PHP with the pspell extension:
        http://aspell.net/
        http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.pspell.php

        Hope that helps :)
        Dav
         
        Dav Glass
        dav.glass@...
        blog.davglass.com
         
         
        + Windows: n. - The most successful computer virus, ever. +
        + A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog
        without bricks tied to its head +
        + A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a
        McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine +


        ----- Original Message ----
        From: David Holt <davidporterholt@...>
        To: ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 9:21:02 AM
        Subject: [ydn-javascript] Re: Spell Checking in RTE


        Thanks for the responses.

        While I agree that it would be great if all browsers implemented spell
        checking, but the reality now is they don't, and it would be nice to
        provide a consistent spell-checking experience across browsers.

        A good example is Yahoo mail. If I run it in FireFox, it's true I get
        dynamic underlining of mispelled words. But even in IE without add-ins,
        I can still click the Spell Check button and get the same underlining
        with context menues containing suggestions.

        Does anyone know if Yahoo used a readlily available library for this or
        did they write one from scratch?

        For that matter, does anyone know if Yahoo Mail even uses the YUI RTE,
        or if they use a different RTE?

        Thanks,
        David Holt

        --- In ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com, Eric Miraglia <miraglia@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Arnaud,
        >
        > I would agree with you here -- this is something much better
        > implemented by the browser itself leveraging the optimized text-
        > composition libraries of the host OS.
        >
        > -Eric
        >
        > ______________________________________________
        > Eric Miraglia
        > Yahoo! User Interface Library
        >
        >
        >
        > On Dec 24, 2007, at 1:48 AM, Arnaud Diederen wrote:
        >
        > > dav.glass@... wrote:
        > >
        > >> David --
        > >>
        > >> Currently there is no support for adding a spell checker to the
        RTE..
        > >>
        > >> Since there is no "open" or "free" web service api's for spell
        > >> checking, you would have to write one from scratch..
        > >
        > > Philosophically, wouldn't it be a good idea to let the browser take
        > > that care of
        that?
        > > Firefox 2+ already spell checks what's typed in a textarea, and ..
        > > who knows, maybe IE8, Opera and Safari will support it as well.
        > >
        > > (Oh, well, a quick google search
        (http://www.google.com/search?q=IE%20spell%20checker
        > > ) gives this as first result:
        > > http://www.iespell.com/)
        > >
        > > Best regards,
        > > Arnaud.
        > >
        > >>
        > >> Dav
        > >>
        > >> Dav Glass
        > >> dav.glass@...
        > >> blog.davglass.com
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> + Windows: n. - The most successful computer virus, ever. +
        > >> + A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a
        dog
        > >> without bricks tied to its head +
        > >> + A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a
        > >> McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine +
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> ----- Original Message ----
        > >> From: David Holt davidporterholt@...
        > >> To: ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com
        > >> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 2:47:39 PM
        > >> Subject: [ydn-javascript] Spell Checking in RTE
        > >>
        > >> Are there any examples available for using a spell checking
        component
        > >> with the YUI rich text editor?
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >






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      • David Holt
        Thanks Dav, and everyone else who responded. This helps a lot. David Holt ... service that could be used for such a thing. ... spell checking service. ...
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 2, 2008
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          Thanks Dav, and everyone else who responded. This helps a lot.

          David Holt
          --- In ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com, dav.glass@... wrote:
          >
          > David --
          >
          > Currently, the new Yahoo! Mail does not use the YUI RTE.
          >
          > As far as I know, there isn't an available Spell Checking web
          service that could be used for such a thing.
          >
          > From what I do know, the Yahoo! Mail system has it's own built in
          spell checking service.
          >
          > You can build your own in PHP with the pspell extension:
          > http://aspell.net/
          > http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.pspell.php
          >
          > Hope that helps :)
          > Dav
          >
          > Dav Glass
          > dav.glass@...
          > blog.davglass.com
          >
          > + Windows: n. - The most successful computer virus, ever. +
          > + A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog
          > without bricks tied to its head +
          > + A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a
          > McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine +
          >
          > ----- Original Message ----
          > From: David Holt <davidporterholt@...>
          > To: ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 9:21:02 AM
          > Subject: [ydn-javascript] Re: Spell Checking in RTE
          >
          >
          >
          > Thanks for the responses.
          >
          > While I agree that it would be great if all browsers implemented
          spell
          > checking, but the reality now is they don't, and it would be nice to
          > provide a consistent spell-checking experience across browsers.
          >
          > A good example is Yahoo mail. If I run it in FireFox, it's true I
          get
          > dynamic underlining of mispelled words. But even in IE without add-
          ins,
          > I can still click the Spell Check button and get the same
          underlining
          > with context menues containing suggestions.
          >
          > Does anyone know if Yahoo used a readlily available library for
          this or
          > did they write one from scratch?
          >
          > For that matter, does anyone know if Yahoo Mail even uses the YUI
          RTE,
          > or if they use a different RTE?
          >
          > Thanks,
          > David Holt
          >
          > --- In ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com, Eric Miraglia <miraglia@>
          > wrote:
          > >
          > > Arnaud,
          > >
          > > I would agree with you here -- this is something much better
          > > implemented by the browser itself leveraging the optimized text-
          > > composition libraries of the host OS.
          > >
          > > -Eric
          > >
          > > ______________________________________________
          > > Eric Miraglia
          > > Yahoo! User Interface Library
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > On Dec 24, 2007, at 1:48 AM, Arnaud Diederen wrote:
          > >
          > > > dav.glass@ wrote:
          > > >
          > > >> David --
          > > >>
          > > >> Currently there is no support for adding a spell checker to the
          > RTE..
          > > >>
          > > >> Since there is no "open" or "free" web service api's for spell
          > > >> checking, you would have to write one from scratch..
          > > >
          > > > Philosophically, wouldn't it be a good idea to let the browser
          take
          > > > that care of that?
          > > > Firefox 2+ already spell checks what's typed in a textarea,
          and ..
          > > > who knows, maybe IE8, Opera and Safari will support it as well.
          > > >
          > > > (Oh, well, a quick google search
          > (http://www.google.com/search?q=IE%20spell%20checker
          > > > ) gives this as first result:
          > > > http://www.iespell.com/)
          > > >
          > > > Best regards,
          > > > Arnaud.
          > > >
          > > >>
          > > >> Dav
          > > >>
          > > >> Dav Glass
          > > >> dav.glass@
          > > >> blog.davglass.com
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >> + Windows: n. - The most successful computer virus, ever. +
          > > >> + A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog
          > > >> without bricks tied to its head +
          > > >> + A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a
          > > >> McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine +
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >> ----- Original Message ----
          > > >> From: David Holt davidporterholt@
          > > >> To: ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com
          > > >> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 2:47:39 PM
          > > >> Subject: [ydn-javascript] Spell Checking in RTE
          > > >>
          > > >> Are there any examples available for using a spell checking
          > component
          > > >> with the YUI rich text editor?
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >> Yahoo! Groups Links
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >>
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
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