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Re: Automatic spell checking when previewing

by gmax (Abbot)
on Sep 13, 2004 at 13:27 UTC ( #390546=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Automatic spell checking when previewing

English is a foreign language to me, and I solve the problem using Vim for PerlMonks nodes and VimSpell, both integrated with some human judgment.

YMMV, but you may use a similar off-line solution (as belg4mit suggested) to deal with misspelled words before posting.

I don't like the idea of an automatic spell checker.

Checking a PM post is not a task that can be idly assigned to a spell checker. You want to spell-check your statements, but spare everything inside a <code> block. OTOH, comments and POD inside a <code> block should be checked as well. Not your ideal candidate task for a spell checker.

What then? I suggest using an off-line checker and applying some human knowledge of grammar: such combination is better than any automatic tool I have ever tried.

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Re^2: Automatic spell checking when previewing
by jacques (Priest) on Sep 13, 2004 at 14:28 UTC
    Why bother using HTML forms to post messages? We could just compose the messages on our PDAs, use PhatSpell to spell check, FTP our posts to the PM server (using Net::FTP, of course), and have daily cron jobs automatically add our comments to the html pages. It's so simple, I am shocked that no one has thought of it before.

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