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Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea?


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bblakley
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Aug 21, 2004, 7:43 PM

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Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? Can't Post

I don't really need the functionality of HTMLArea, but I like the spellchecker plugin a lot. Looking at the docs it would seem that with a little extra javascript I should be able to use the SpellChecker with a regular textarea box. Javascript isn't my strong point however, so before I spend endless days beating on this, has anyone else already done this, or have any good suggestions?


Ice^3
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Aug 23, 2004, 10:22 AM

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Re: [bblakley] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

What browser are you using? There are several spell checker plugins for popular browsers that you could just install.

For example, http://www.exchangecode.com/spellbound/ is a popular extension for firefox.


bblakley
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Aug 23, 2004, 11:32 AM

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Re: [Ice^3] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I actually need the users of my forum to have spell check capability. I found what looks to be a good web based checker on Sourceforge. I'm going to give that a shot.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/spellerpages/


mmjaeger
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Sep 21, 2004, 10:21 AM

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Re: [bblakley] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

were you able to integrate it into htmlarea - how did you do it?



thank you


bblakley
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Sep 21, 2004, 11:01 AM

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Re: [mmjaeger] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

I ended up using the spellerpages program off SourceForge instead. It was designed to be integrated with any page with text elements and the implementation was very easy. Go here to get it http://sourceforge.net/projects/spellerpages/

Enjoy!


mmjaeger
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Sep 21, 2004, 1:14 PM

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Re: [bblakley] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

could you please give me some instructions on how to do it - wasn't able yet to get the htmlarea content into the speller page.



thanks in advance for your help.


bblakley
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Sep 21, 2004, 1:21 PM

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Re: [mmjaeger] Anyone hacked the spellchecker to work with textarea? [In reply to] Can't Post

If you are going to use HTMLarea, then you would probably find it easier to use the HTMLarea spelling plugin instead of the spellerpages. Both will require you to download and install the GNU Aspell package and dictionary.

If you want to use spellerpages, then you pretty much just need to download and install GNU Aspell and a dictionary, then download the spellerpages binaries, and model your text input form after the example found here: http://www.netjs.com/speller/

Files can be downloaded from here: http://spellerpages.sourceforge.net/

Windows binaries for GNU Aspell can be had here:
http://aspell.net/win32/

Very good installation instructions are here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=86602&release_id=250016

That should be everything you need. My install was on a Windows based web server using Perl. Pay careful attention in the docs to notes particular to your install.

 
 
 


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