Forum OpenACS Q&A: Spell checker...

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Posted by David Kuczek on
Will a spell checker be integrated into the new 5.0 release? If I remind correctly, Malte had a working spell checker somewhere. Is this code released?
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Posted by Ola Hansson on
We are developing a spell checker that we hope to finish soner rather than later. It is not going to make it into 5.0, but hopefully into a future release.

Check it out at this address: http://oacs4.polyxena.net/spellchecker/

Malte's plans for a spell checker were to make it an AOLserver module, I believe, while our spell checker is strictly meant for OpenACS.

/Ola

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Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
Yep, our spell checker is an AOLserver module that links to the aspell library tools. It is capable of taking a forum thread and detecting most misspelled words, supports multilinguality and allows for the whole text to be corrected in one go (you get select boxes for all misspelled words when you confirm the posting).

Release, well.. Good question. We need to package it up and polish it a little bit, but if you are darn serious about using undocumented code, drop me an email, and I'll send you what we have.

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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Is Jonathan Ellis aware of this? I know he has some kind of spell checker live in the BBoard on his OpenACS 3.x based www.carnageblender.com site. No idea how it works though.