spellchecker replacement update? January 7, 2002 3:09 PM   Subscribe

Must I continually check my spelling through Word? Has there been any headway on a spellchecker replacement?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow to Feature Requests at 3:09 PM (7 comments total)

Yeah, actually a company stepped forward and is open to donating a copy of their spellcheck engine, which I'm working on integrating now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:12 PM on January 7, 2002

that's Awesum!
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 3:17 PM on January 7, 2002

im verey hapy abuot teh nuw spelchekker!
posted by fuq at 3:37 PM on January 7, 2002

Right, not been able to find help else where. Saw a mention of a spell checking script on blogger, spell.vbs. I've installed it (IE 6, Win2k) but when trying to check it returns a "Call was rejected by callee" error.

Anyone got any suggestions?
posted by gi_wrighty at 4:53 PM on January 7, 2002

Hmm, I installed that script and it works fine. I'm using W98, IE5.5 and Word 2000.

But it does say that it's "designed to be used exclusively with Internet Explorer 5.x" and "version 5.1 of the Windows Scripting Host [must] be installed".
posted by walrus at 7:01 AM on January 8, 2002

Why spend time implementing a spell checker when scalability is more of a critical issue at MeFi? Doesn't make sense to me. Seems to me that something like spellcheck will increase the CPU utilization, and add yet another round trip to the server (during which every post will be snagged from the database again). Hell, it may create several trips to the server... I say quit bellyaching and use word or http://www.spellcheck.net/, so mathowie can solve more fundamental problems with his limited time and resources.
posted by internook at 2:34 AM on January 9, 2002

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