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Re: Spell Checking in RTE

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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 1 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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