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Spell Checker No Longer Works in Forum Editor RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've been using a spell checker extension in Internet Explorer for years, but it no longer works in the forum's new editor.

    Can you fix this or at least provide a spell checker?

    (Ha, I just tried spell-checking this post, but again it didn't work.  Old habits die hard, I guess.)

    Edit:
    To be clear, what I meant by "it doesn't work" is that the option is greyed out in the context menu, so I can't even run it.  I assume the tool looks for text inputs on the page but the new editor is probably just a fancy div + JavaScript, correct?

    Here's the extension: http://www.iespell.com/

    Thanks,
    Dave


    http://davesexton.com/blog

    • Edited by Dave Sexton Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:11 PM More info
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:08 PM

Answers

  • Does the editor work here:  

    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/editor  This is the editor we are using. It may be that the editor simply doesn't support it. Of course, we'll be testing this out and then triaging the issue. But it may take a while.  

    Thanks for your patience and reporting this.


    Community Forums Program Manager

    • Marked as answer by Dave Sexton Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:22 PM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:38 PM
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All replies

  • Does the editor work here:  

    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/editor  This is the editor we are using. It may be that the editor simply doesn't support it. Of course, we'll be testing this out and then triaging the issue. But it may take a while.  

    Thanks for your patience and reporting this.


    Community Forums Program Manager

    • Marked as answer by Dave Sexton Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:22 PM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:38 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    No, it doesn't work on the demo site either.  IESpell's Spell Check option is greyed out in the context menu.

    - Dave


    http://davesexton.com/blog

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:27 PM
  • BTW, Google Chrome and FireFox have built-in spellchecker.

    But I just noticed (naticed - test) that it doesn't work either :(


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:49 PM
    Moderator
  • Test

    imediate 

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    The built-in Google Chrome or FireFox spellchecker do not work in the new Editor either.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Naomi,

    Thanks for trying other browsers.  Perhaps all spell checkers require input elements instead of div elements.  That's the only way they can distinguish between user input and static content.  (Though I'm just assuming that the code editor uses div instead of input.)

    I'm actually aware that other browsers have built-in spell checkers, but I don't see how that's any better than using a free add-on for IE.  I'm not intrested in switching browsers anyway - I tried FireFox a while ago (and still use it for cross-browser testing of web sites once in a while) but frankly I don't like it :)

    - Dave


    http://davesexton.com/blog

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:28 PM
  • I personally once I switched to Google Chrome would never use other browsers. I use IE only for one particular site (it's better in IE), for everything else it's Google Chrome for me. I currently have about 10+ instances with this one (where I'm typing it) with about 30 different tabs opened.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Naomi,

    I'm not going to change browsers - IE generally exceeds my needs.  But it's a moot point anyway because you say that spell check doesn't work in Chrome either.

    - Dave


    http://davesexton.com/blog

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:14 PM
  • This is not the solution by any means (just a slight workaround), but I paste or type a word in the IE search bar when I'm not sure how to spell it. It then drops the correct spelling as a suggestion.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:12 AM
    Owner
  • Hi,

    Interesting, I wasn't aware of that.  It doesn't seem to be working for me but that's probably because I've changed the "providers".  I'll play around with it.

    And yes, I agree that it's not a good long-term solution ;)

    Thanks,
    Dave


    http://davesexton.com/blog

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:47 AM
  • Now it works in Google Chrome. Thanks for that fix.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Friday, February 24, 2012 2:42 AM
    Moderator
  • Great - sell checker works now in IE8. It hasn't worked for months.

    Not only that but it works better than it ever did.


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 8:25 PM