[pmwiki-users] Spelling in basic release?
tparlin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 13:38:03 CDT 2005
My guess, and I'm only speaking from someone who has implemented a
spellcheck feature for wordpress, is that you usually end up having to
create something that works on top of a unix based program like aspell (or
some variation). Not everyone who installs pmwiki will have whatever backend
program is chosen.
I ended up going with a CGI based service from
It was easy to integrate and didn't have any server-side requirements. You
might want to give this a try...
On 7/28/05, John W Morris <johnwmorris at peak.org> wrote:
> Given the stated focus of "what would the writer expect" rather than "what
> makes an admin happy" (not verbatim quote)...
> Is there a reason that the spell checking function, which everyone using
> an edit window of most any kind on most any program has come to expect, is
> not included in the base software release?
> To hard, too ugly, doesn't work well....???
> I found the cookbook answer and will try that but still wonder... why not
> part of system?
> I have read the comments on the esoteric whichness and whyness of where
> and how on most every detail of Pmwiki, but... spellchecking is a right
> guaranteed in the "internet bill of rights", isn't it? You can't focus on
> what the writer wants and expects if you aren't checking his or her lousy
> (this document spell checked courtesy of my email program)
> John Morris
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