Friday, November 24th, 2006

Spelling Cow: JS Spell Checker

Spelling Cow allows you add a script tag, and spell check is enabled on your website. There are also some variables you can tweak too if advanced features are needed.

This means that you can add spell checking to your applications, but as the latest browsers have added inline spell check, is there use to it?

Spelling Cow

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

3.4 rating from 20 votes


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My biggest gripe with FF spellcheck is that it’s not easy to use multiple dictionaries. It’s great when I’m writing a comment to a blog, but it’s a pain when I’m emailing my family (in spanish), so I got rid of it.

SpellingCow only says to this respect “75+ languages coming soon,” so I guess I’ll keep waiting for a better web spellchecker.

Comment by Alejandro Moreno — November 24, 2006

with Firefox 2, the spellchecker language selection is accessible from a right-click in the text area where you want to spellcheck… that’s pretty much usable to me! :)

Comment by Sad Developer — November 24, 2006

Firefox spell checker makes this pretty useless

Comment by rodrigo — November 24, 2006

Our ajax spell checker is cross platform compatible… meaning if you want Firefox-like (and better) spell checking capability within Internet Explorer you can simply implement our server-side code… we’re also multilingual (new open source dictionaries to support the same number of languages), have a medical dictionary (which Firefox does not) and have much more customizability than the built-in Firefox solution. If you’re not happy with our suggestion engine then you can change the suggestion algorithm server-side to match the Firefox suggestions.

Comment by The Solution Cafe — November 24, 2006

Criminy, if your users can’t spell, that’s their problem, not yours!

Comment by CrackWilding — November 24, 2006

I think this is great! Most non-technical people aren’t using Firefox so this should work well for my clients’ sites. About 90% of their users are using Internet Explorer or Safari.

Comment by Rob — November 27, 2006

I love how people say its useless because firefox has it. What if you don’t use firefox.

Thats like saying widgets in Opera are useless because OS X has them. No connection at all.

Comment by Matt Oakes — November 27, 2006

We have a version of the same thing, but for Internet Explorer and early versions of Firefox as well, It is a commercial product that installs server-side.

Note: we previously posted this information but it appears to have been removed… not sure if Ajaxian removed it because of the commercial nature of our site… but even Ajaxian has advertising on their page so I hope this isn’t the case.

Comment by The Solution Cafe — November 28, 2006


Comment by ss — November 29, 2006

Alejandro, you can use this one free online spell checker:
It supports 23 languages, and Spanish also

Comment by Avaness — May 16, 2011

Does your spell check tool have any other languages available?

Comment by techbabe — May 17, 2011

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