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Old 11-28-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Spell checking programs: where do they run?


Kernel 2.6.21.5, Slackware 12.0

Hi:
When typing a post, here or in a non LQ forum, I can enable/disable the spell checking. Suppose I have it enabled. Who checks the spelling? Software in my OS? Or some program running on the other side of my internet connexion? Thanks.

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:46 AM   #2
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within the browser?

Many web browsers have built-in spell checking support; that might be what you're seeing. Where do you enable/disable it?

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:11 AM   #3
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Where do you enable/disable it?
Thanks for your post. Right clicking in the Reply to Thread window (LQ), a pop-up menu shows. One of its entries is Spell check this field. Clicking this entry I can enable/disable spell checking.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 03:13 AM   #4
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Definitely software on your computer... I have never heard of a spell check service that uses an internet-based service to do your spell checking for you
What browser are you using?
 
Old 11-28-2011, 03:54 AM   #5
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The web browser I am using is Seamonkey 1.1.2. But spell checking needs a very large dictionary. Words so little used as extemporaneous and a very big quantity of proper nouns must all be in it. Has this dictionary or database come in my distribution disks?

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:06 AM   #6
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What all is located within /usr/lib/seamonkey/dictionaries?
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:24 AM   #7
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Code:
semoi@darkstar:~/NO_LO_CREO$locate dictionaries
/usr/lib/thunderbird-2.0.0.4/dictionaries
/usr/lib/thunderbird-2.0.0.4/dictionaries/en-US.aff
/usr/lib/thunderbird-2.0.0.4/dictionaries/en-US.dic
/usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries
/usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries/en-US.aff
/usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries/en-US.dic
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.4/dictionaries
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.4/dictionaries/en-US.aff
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.4/dictionaries/en-US.dic
/usr/doc/HTML/en/kbabel/dictionaries.docbook
semoi@darkstar:~/NO_LO_CREO$ ls -l /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries/total 688
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2731 2005-07-16 15:45 en-US.aff
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 696138 2006-08-01 13:15 en-US.dic
semoi@darkstar:~/NO_LO_CREO$ file /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries/en-US.dic
/usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.2/dictionaries/en-US.dic: ISO-8859 text
semoi@darkstar:~/NO_LO_CREO$
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:29 AM   #8
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There's your dictionary files
 
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Words so little used as extemporaneous and a very big quantity of proper nouns must all be in it. Has this dictionary or database come in my distribution disks?
Yeah, that dictionary came with your browser (though it might be supplemented by system dictionaries). My guess is it's decompressed when you run Seamonkey.
1) don't forget that plain text compresses quite well
2) extemporaneous is a great word.

1.1.2? Yikes. They're up to 2.5
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:55 AM   #10
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Thanks, zedmelon and corp769.

zedmelon: I'll try to find the compressed file. To be sure, the compression ratio is below 0.3 - 0.4. By the way, I now realize how large a 696K file is!

I had to use that word some moments ago. As I am used to see that every long word in my language belongs to English too, letter more or less, I began to type it. After some tries, the spell corrector told me it is an English word too.

Yes, 1.1.2 is a bit too old. But my poor hardware wouldn't afford much newer versions.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:17 AM   #11
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Definitely software on your computer... I have never heard of a spell check service that uses an internet-based service to do your spell checking for you
What browser are you using?
at one time this forum had a spell checker that ran on the server that hosts the forum
so now you have heard of one
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:25 AM   #12
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The web browser I am using is Seamonkey 1.1.2. But spell checking needs a very large dictionary. Words so little used as extemporaneous and a very big quantity of proper nouns must all be in it. Has this dictionary or database come in my distribution disks?
YES it's part of the web browser
I use google for the seldom used words I make my best guess then google for it if the ' did you mean ' sounds right or if the search results are right I use it
sorry but the list of ALL proper nouns would be impractical

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:32 AM   #13
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at one time this forum had a spell checker that ran on the server that hosts the forum
so now you have heard of one
Yeah, but that's within the forum. I'm talking about a spell checker that ran off of a web based service......
 
Old 11-28-2011, 08:16 AM   #14
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I use google for the seldom used words I make my best guess then google for it if the ' did you mean ' sounds right or if the search results are right I use it
Good idea.
 
  


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